Shell Energy Entrepreneurs banner Yudala banner
Breaking: Boko Haram wins round one as Aso Rock declares readiness for peace talks over abducted Chibok girls

By News Express on 13/05/2014

Share on facebook Yahoo mail icon Gmail icon

Views: 2,136


Nigeria is ready to talk to Islamist militants Boko Haram for the release of more than 200 abducted schoolgirls, Special Duties Minister Tanimu Turaki has announced.

Boko Haram leader Abubakar Shekau had said yesterday that captured girls who had not converted to Islam could be swapped for jailed fighters.

Special Duties Minister Tanimu Turaki this afternoon Turaki told the BBC that if Shekau was sincere, he should send representatives for talks.

The girls were abducted from their hostel in Government Girls Secondary School, Chibok, Borno State, in the night of April 14.

A video emerged on yesterday showing about 130 of the girls reciting Koranic verses.

Alhaji Turaki – who is chairman of a committee set up by President Goodluck Jonathan to find ways of reaching agreement with Boko Haram – said that Shekau should send people he trusted to meet the standing committee on reconciliation.

He told the BBC’s Focus on Africa programme that “dialogue is a key option” in bringing the crisis to an end and that “an issue of this nature can be resolved outside of violence.”

Government information agency director Mike Omeri said late on Monday that the authorities would “use whatever kind of action” it took to free the girls, and that a military operation – with foreign help – was possible.

This was in direct contradiction of the hasty conclusion of Interior Minister Abba Moro, who declared earlier yesterday that there would be no negotiations with Boko Haram.

Photo shows Boko Haram leader Shekau.

Source News Express

Posted 13/05/2014 10:18:48 PM

 

Share on facebook Yahoo mail icon Gmail icon


 

CLASSIFIED ADS

Let us build the most comprehensive online database of worthy and credible Nigerians from all walks of life. It is worth doing!

Loss Off Your Belly Fats, Upper Arm Fat and Body Fats In 2weeks Time.. Click HERE To Start Now!

 

You may also like...
IG, Police Service Commission shortlist 30 new AIGs...

Amosun’s wife takes over education of boy chained,...

Issues in French, British elections

Liverpool, Tottenham in £10m (N2.6B) battle for Super...

Respect court ruling on Otodo-Gbame, CEE-HOPE tells Lagos...

Nationwide total strike looms over fuel price hike;...

2017 UTME: Mock Exam not postponed, says JAMB...

Court orders DSS to produce Suswam

Boko Haram: U.S. lawmakers okay 5-year strategy to...

Rivers PDP alleges plot to arrest chairman

Buhari has resurrected the ghost of Biafra, By...

Agbakoba sues FG over exclusion of South East...

 

Latest News Breaking: Court grants bail to Journalist Tim Elombah Promotion galore in NSCDC, Federal Fire Service, Immigration and Prisons: 12,588 officers benefit 8 Libya returnees die in auto crash Ohanaeze writes off Osinbajo committee on herdsmen, farmers’ clashes 6 telecoms operators may lose licences Fake herbalist defrauds man of N190m to cure diabetes Refuse takes over Owerri, adjoining communities Why we’re yet to screen Buhari’s nominees for CBN Board — Senate Committee Amazon opens store with no cashiers, lines or registers Ondo State confirms 24 cases of Lassa fever Borno PDP youth leader dismisses reports on demolition of party secretariat Dickson bags AIT Award for transparency

 

Most Read Nigerian female sex addict opens up, says ‘I like it with both men and women’ (316,602 views) NUDE PHOTO OF OMOTOLA JALADE-EKEINDE surfaces online (307,262 views) Shameless Genevieve Nnaji exposes breasts in public (245,748 views) Finally named: The full list of friends of Nigerian female sex addict who prowled Facebook (201,909 views) Igbo scholar disgraces Femi Fani-Kayode •Demolishes claims on Igbo/Yoruba history with facts and figures (190,520 views) OLUMBA OLUMBA OBU (the one who called himself God) IS DEAD (180,015 views) Breaking News: POPULAR REVEREND CONVERTS TO ISLAM in Kaduna (Nigeria) (156,136 views) OBJ’s son reported dead in Lagos plane crash •Names of more victims emerge (140,563 views) THE FINAL DISGRACE: Igbo scholar unleashes more facts about Igbo/Yoruba history, finishes off Femi Fani-Kayode with second article (136,412 views) Lagos plane crash: Journalist releases victims’ names (124,899 views) My wasted years in Olumba Olumba Obu’s Evil Brotherhood (122,271 views) Gunmen kill ASP, 2 other police officers in vain bid to kidnap Rivers PDP chieftain (119,213 views)

 

Categories Advertorials (3) African Press Organisation (81) Art & Literature (33) Business (2,858) Business Verdict (32) Columnists (792) Complaints & Requests (94) Enterprise & Opportunities (201) Entertainment (431) Features (541) Global Business Monitor (222) International (1,754) Interviews (139) Live Commentary (28) Love Matters (100) News (32,115) Opinion (869) Pidgin (10) Politics (4,370) Religion (667) Sports (1,410) Stock Watch (26) AMA & Al Jazeera Global Update

 

CBN Banner advert

CBN Words on marble

 

 

Football president George Weah puts Liberian army to the test

 

APO Group Partner

 

CLASSIFIED ADS

Let us build the most comprehensive online database of worthy and credible Nigerians from all walks of life. It is worth doing!

Loss Off Your Belly Fats, Upper Arm Fat and Body Fats In 2weeks Time.. Click HERE To Start Now!

GOCOP Accredited Member

GOCOP Accredited member

 

 

Africa Media Agency and Al Jazeera

Advertisement



 

 

CLASSIFIED ADS

Let us build the most comprehensive online database of worthy and credible Nigerians from all walks of life. It is worth doing!

Loss Off Your Belly Fats, Upper Arm Fat and Body Fats In 2weeks Time.. Click HERE To Start Now!