Nigerian Officials, Boko Haram Leaders Meeting In Chad
Abusidiqu can authoritatively report that talks between Nigerian government officials and Boko Haram leaders is underway in the Republic of Chad.
A foreign radio station, Voice of America had reported earlier that the two sides had held talks on a permanent ceasefire and the release of the abducted Chibok girls with considerable success achieved in the negotiation.
VOA reported that a presidential aide, Mr Hassan Tukur representing President Goodluck Jonathan and the self-acclaimed Secretary-General of Boko Haram, Danladi Ahmadu lead the two sides at the meeting and agreed to continue discussions next week.
Investigations by Abusidiqu however revealed that a meeting was going on in the Republic of had as at the time of filing this report.
It was also gathered that Tukur was not leading the talks in Chad “because he is in his office at the Villa as we speak” but some other top officials of the presidency including senior officials from the office of the National Security Adviser, NSA, Col. Sambo Dasuki were meeting in Chad as at the time of filing this report.
In recent weeks, President Jonathan has held talks with the Chadian president in the latter’s country. Former governor of Borno state, Modu Sheriff under whose tenure the insurgency started and had been indicted for close ties with the sect.
The 6-month anniversary of the Chibok girls’ abduction sparked protests by the #BringBackOurGirls group in Abuja while international singer, Alicia Keys and others staged another protest in New York.
The over 200 girls were kidnapped from the Government Girls Secondary School in Chibok, Borno state on April 14.
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