Missing Nigerian Girls Located: Military

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  • Nigeria’s ex-President in talks to free schoolgirls held by the Boko Haram militants
  • Boko Haram fighters kidnapped 276 girls from the remote north-eastern town of Chibok on April 14, leading to global outrage.
  • Nigeria’s government and military after being criticized had no choice but  seek help by the British, Frence and Israeli team
  • The officer refused to divulge specific details, describing the operation as a “military secret,” but he added: “We are working. We will get the girls back.”
  • Mr. Badeh and his team have addressed the protestors that they are aware of the work that they are doing and does not want to risk the girls lives but will plan accordingly and rescue them
  • The United Nations Security Council last week designated Boko Haram an Al-Qaeda-linked organisation, in a move designed to curb any overseas funding and support
  • The talks last weekend at Mr. Obasanjo’s farm in southern Ogun state included relatives of senior Islamist fighters, intermediaries and the former president, the source said on condition of anonymity.
  • Mr. Obasanjo, who left office in 2007, has previously sought to negotiate with the insurgents, including in September 2011 after Boko Haram bombed the United Nations headquarters in Abuja.
  • Mr. Obasanjo supported a prisoner-for-hostage swap that would see some of the girls released in exchange for a group of Boko Haram fighters held in Nigerian custody.
  • All the forces have come together to rescue the girls and bring them back safe
  • Read at: http://www.thehindu.com/todays-paper/tp-international/missing-nigerian-girls-located-military/article6055212.ece
  • http://www.thehindu.com/todays-paper/tp-international/nigerias-expresident-in-talks-to-free-schoolgirls/article6055293.ece

Exams Perspective:

  1. Boko Haram
  2. Violence in Nigeria
  3. Children Hostage Crisis