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Boko Haram May Release Chibok Girls Next Monday

There are indications that over 200 school girls kidnapped from Chibok, in Borno State Northeast of Nigeria will be released next Monday to the Chadian President, Idriss Derby, for onward presentation to the Nigerian government.

Self-acclaimed secretary general of the Boko Haram sect, Danladi Ahmadu, disclosed this on Friday to the Hausa service of the Voice of America, VoA.

Ahamdu said an expanded meeting of the group has been fixed for the weekend to prepare ground for Monday’s release of the girls, adding that the group’s ceasefire agreement with the federal government was very much on course.

According to the sect’s leader, the final meeting between the group and the government to finally seal the ceasefire agreement will take place on Monday in Ndjamana,Chad, under the supervision President Derby.

Ahmadu also disclosed to VoA that the group and the government are in close consultations over arrangements for the Monday meeting in Chad.

Commenting on the latest news of the kidnap of over 40 women and girls in the border villages between Adamawa and Borno states, the secretary general maintained that the group was not aware or responsible for the action.

He noted that many anti-social groups had infiltrated the sect, explaining that some political thugs, armed robbers, kidnappers, hired assassins and other groups now parade themselves as Boko Haram members.

Ahmadu said investigations were ongoing to establish the involvement or otherwise of its members in the attack.

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