Nigeria annouces cease-fire with Boko Haram

October 18, 2014 5:17 AM

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Nigeria annouces cease-fire with Boko Haram

ABUJA, Nigeria — Nigeria’s government said Islamic extremists from Boko Haram have agreed to an immediate cease-fire, but many people expressed doubts Friday about a development that could end an insurgency that has killed thousands and left hundreds of thousands homeless in Africa’s most populous nation.

The fate of more than 200 missing schoolgirls abducted by the insurgents six months ago still is being negotiated, a Defense Ministry spokesman, Major General Chris Olukolade, said.

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