Chibok girls: Nigerian government still in talks with Boko Haram
Nigerian Government on Tuesday confirmed it is still negotiating with Boko Haram for the release of the abducted Chibok schoolgirls and others.
Minister of Information, Culture and Tourism, Lai Mohammed, spoke during a briefing following an intelligence, Surveillance and Reconnaissance (ISR) operation to the Sambisa forest.
His words: “Negotiations for the release of the girls have never stopped. In a situation like this, we use the carrot and stick approach.
“Even the success of the military also helped fast track the process of the negotiation for those who were released.”
“The negotiation is complicated, delicate and changes from time to time, but we are on still talking and we are near breakthrough.
“This government has nothing to hide; that is why we have brought you here so you can have a first-hand experience.
“We want to let the world know what we have been doing not only to recover the girls but also to end the insurgency,” Mohammed said.