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Nigeria and Boko Haram reach ceasefire agreement


An agreement between Nigerian officials and Boko Haram has been reached to secure a ceasefire and the return of 219 schoolgirls missing for more than six months.
The country’s military and presidency independently claimed to have reached an agreement with Boko Haram leaders to introduce a ceasefire and ensure the return of the 219 girls.

A deal has been reached to secure the release of the kidnapped Chibok Girls. According to the Chief of Defence Staff Air Marshal Alex Badeh
‘A ceasefire agreement has been concluded between the Federal Government of Nigeria and the Jama’atu Ahlis Sunna Lidda’awati wal-Jihad (Boko Haram),’
President Goodluck Jonathan’s Principal Secretary Hassan Tukur told AFP that an agreement to end hostilities had been reached following talks as well as the release of 219 girls held captive since April.He said they girls could be released next week.
Both parties were said to have met in Dubai.

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