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Nigeria abductions: Government 'ready' for Boko Haram talks - BBC News
Posted On 05/13/2014 13:58:40 by lagosadmin
But Dumoma Mpur said that so far she has not seen any government troops in Chibok. Meanwhile President Goodluck Jonathan has asked the National Assembly to extend for another six months the state of emergency in Borno - from where the girls were abducted - and two other north-eastern states.[Finish Article ]... Read More

Nigeria signals readiness to talk to Boko Haram rebels - Reuters
Posted On 05/13/2014 13:57:42 by lagosadmin
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'Fear is everywhere:' Boko Haram threat keeps abducted Nigerian girls'...
Posted On 05/13/2014 08:56:22 by lagosadmin
Yet it wasn't until recently, when hundreds of schoolgirls were snatched at gunpoint from a boarding school as they slept in their beds, that this brutal insurgency really grabbed the world's attention. The terrifying and audacious nature of this raid in the dead of night under a hail of gunfire and explosions sent shock waves far beyond Nigeria's borders.[Finish Article ]... Read More

Nigeria kidnapped girls 'shown in Boko Haram video' - BBC News
Posted On 05/13/2014 03:56:12 by lagosadmin
It will come as a relief for the parents to see at least some of the kidnapped girls alive. The video shows 136 girls sitting on the floor, wearing hijabs and repeatedly citing the first verse of Koran, followed by the words: "Allah is the only God who should be worshipped and the Prophet Muhammad is the only messenger." This is a pronouncement of their conversion to Islam.[Finish Article ]... Read More

Nigeria scorns Boko Haram's captive girls swap offer - BBC News
Posted On 05/13/2014 03:56:11 by lagosadmin
The video released on Monday showed 136 girls, and was interspersed with militants explaining that they had "converted" to Islam. Three of the girls - wearing full-length cloaks - are shown speaking. Two say they were Christian and have converted, while the other says she is Muslim.[Finish Article ]... Read More

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