Chibok Girls: FG Negotiating With Boko Haram – Buhari
The Federal Government Tuesday confirmed in Paris, the French capital, that it was negotiating with the Boko Haram group towards securing the release of the abducted Chibok schoolgirls.
Making this disclosure was President Muhammadu Buhari while entertaining questions from members of the Nigerian community in France under the auspices of Nigerians in Diaspora Organisation (NIDO).
Disclosing that the insurgents were making some tough conditions for the release of the girls, Buhari listed the release of the chief bomb-maker for the group as one of the unacceptable conditions .
According to Buhari, “They wanted us to release one of their leaders who is a strategic person in developing and making Improvised IEDs that is causing a lot of havoc in the country by blowing people in churches, mosque, market places, motor parks and other places.
“But it is very important that if we are going to talk to any body, we have to know how much he is worth.
“Let them bring all the girls and then, we will be prepared to negotiate, I will allow them to come back to Nigeria or to be absolved in the community. We have to be very careful, the concern we have for the Chibok girls, one can only imagine if they got a daughter there between 14 and 18 and for more than one and a half year, a lot of the parents who have died would rather see the graves of their daughters rather the condition they imagine they are in.”