Terrorism | The government wants to begin talks with terror group Boko Haram, if it can figure out who’s in charge
by Onize Ohikere
Posted 8/29/16, 10:14 am
ABUJA, Nigeria—The Nigerian government is ready to begin negotiations with “bona fide leaders” of extremist group Boko Haram for the release of the kidnapped Chibok girls, Nigerian President Muhammadu Buhari said Sunday.
Buhari said Boko Haram can choose an internationally recognized nonprofit as an intermediary if it does not want to work directly with the government. But Boko Haram must convince the intermediary it still has the girls and clearly state the number of Boko Haram leaders it wants Nigeria to release from prison, Buhari added.