Ceasefire agreement could mean release of more than 200 kidnapped schoolgirls

ABUJA, Nigeria (TAB) — After more than six months in captivity, the more than 200 kidnapped schoolgirls will soon be released, according to a Nigerian presidential spokesman Oct. 17. A ceasefire agreement, including the release of the girls, was reached between the Nigerian army and the Islamist militant group Boko Haram after a month of negotiations, according to news reports. Hassan Tukur, principal secretary to Nigerian President Goodluck Jonathan, said the release should be finalized in late October after the next meeting with Boko Haram’s representatives in N’Djamena, Chad.
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Look for the full story in the Oct. 23 issue of the paper.

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