Nigerian Gov’t Rejects Boko Haram Prisoner Swap For Abducted Chibok Schoolgirls

Nigerian Gov’t Rejects Boko Haram Prisoner Swap For Abducted Chibok Schoolgirls

By Vanguard on May 12, 2014
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Boko Haram Borno Sambisa Forest
File Photo: Nigerian Troops on alert

The Federal Government  on Monday, May 12, 2014 rejected conditions set out by Boko Haram leader Abubakar Shekau for the release of more than 200 schoolgirls held hostage by the insurgents.

Asked if the government would reject the suggestion mentioned by Shekau in a new video that the girls may be released once Nigeria frees all militant prisoners, Interior Minister Abba Moro told AFP: “Of course.”

“The issue in question is not about Boko Haram… giving conditions,” he said.

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