Nigeria ready to 'swap' Boko Haram prisoners for Chibok girls

September 17, 2016 3:15 PM

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Nigeria’s president, Muhammadu Buhari, is prepared to swap Boko Haramprisoners for the Chibok schoolgirls, a minister has said.

Last year the government almost secured the release of the girls whose kidnapping triggered global outrage, but three times the negotiations collapsed. On the first occasion, in August, Buhari had agreed to the prisoner swap and the militants were taken to Maiduguri, the city Boko Haram regards as i...

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