Ex-Nigerian President in Talks to Free Girls


Former president Olusegun Obasanjo has met with people close to Boko Haram in an attempt to negotiate the release of more than 200 kidnapped by the sect.
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Former president Olusegun Obasanjo.

  • Nigeria:  Obasanjo Meets Boko Haram Leaders Over Abducted Girls

    Daily Independent, 27 May 2014

    As government intensifies efforts to free over 200 teenage female students seized on April 15 by the Boko Haram insurgents in Chibok, Borno State, former President Olusegun ... read more »

  • Nigeria:  Obasanjo Initiates Contact With Boko Haram to Help #BringBackOurGirls

    Premium Times, 28 May 2014

    A former president, Olusegun Obasanjo, has commenced efforts to reach out to the extremist Boko Haram sect, in a series of attempts at negotiating with the sect to free over 250 ... read more »

  • Nigeria:  Chibok Schoolgirls - Obasanjo in Secret Talks With Boko Haram Leaders' Relatives

    This Day, 27 May 2014

    Former President Olusegun Obasanjo met with people close to Boko Haram in an attempt to broker the release of more than 200 kidnapped schoolgirls, a source close to the talks told ... read more »

  • Nigeria:  Obasanjo Moves to Free Abducted Chibok Girls

    Vanguard, 28 May 2014

    ABUJA--Former President, Chief Olusegun Obasanjo has launched a move to free the more than 200 girls kidnapped by the Boko Haram sect from Government Girls Secondary School, ... read more »

  • Nigeria:  Nigeria Ex-President Obasanjo Holds Talks to Free Schoolgirls

    Daily Independent, 27 May 2014

    Nigeria's ex-president Olusegun Obasanjo has met with people close to Boko Haram in an attempt to broker the release of more than 200 kidnapped schoolgirls, a source close to the ... read more »

  • Nigeria:  Obasanjo in Talks to Free Schoolgirls

    Leadership, 28 May 2014

    Former president Olusegun Obasanjo has met with people close to Boko Haram in an attempt to broker the release of more than 200 kidnapped schoolgirls, a source close to the talks ... read more »

  • Nigeria:  Jonathan Demands Unconditional Release of Chibok Girls

    Daily Trust, 28 May 2014

    President Goodluck Jonathan has re-emphasized that his govern-ment will not negotiate with the Boko Haram insurgents to secure the release of the abducted Chibok girls, saying they ... read more »

  • Nigeria:  Hold Our Government Responsible for Boko Haram

    Daily Trust, 28 May 2014

    Apparently, the government of President Goodluck Jonathan knows more to Boko Haram insurgency than it appears on the surface. Information on the public shows there is a conspiracy ... read more »

  • Nigeria:  Chibok Leader - Exchange Prisoners for Kidnapped Nigerian Girls

    Voice of America, 27 May 2014

    An official in Chibok -- the Nigerian village where more than 200 schoolgirls were kidnapped -- said the government should negotiate with Islamist militants to win the girls' ... read more »

  • Cameroon:  Bishops Urge Boko Haram Talks

    Catholic Information Service for Africa, 27 May 2014

    Cameroon's National Episcopal Conference (CENC) has urged Boko Haram to enter into dialogue with the Cameroonian authorities for the release of three clerics who were kidnapped. read more »

  • Nigeria:  MEND Backs Prisoner Swap for Chibok Girls

    Daily Trust, 28 May 2014

    The Movement for Emancipation of the Niger Delta (MEND) yesterday urged the federal government to yield to demands by the Boko Haram to swap its prisoners with the over 200 ... read more »

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