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'FG may pay high price to secure Chibok girls’ release'

19 April 2016, 11:21

Abuja - Senator Shehu Sani has said Nigeria may have to pay a “very high price” to secure the release of abducted Chibok girls, by releasing some captured Boko Haram members.

Sani, who once brokered a meeting between former President Olusegun Obasanjo and Boko Haram leadership in 2011, made the suggestion while fielding questions from newsmen in Kaduna.

Also read: 24 soldiers wounded as Nigeria troops repel Boko Haram: army

He said: “It is very unfortunate that we could not get this out on time. They have spent two years in captivity now. The good thing now is that the government of Muhammadu Buhari has degraded the capacity of the insurgents to hold unto any territory or to carry out their usual big scales attacks. But we may have to pay a very high price to get these girls out now. It is possible to free them.

”The best way to get them out is that we need to set up a special committee which has its mandates and responsibilities. It shall be tasked with the mandate to do everything possible including persuading and negotiating with Boko Haram with terms on how to get these girls out.

Source: Vanguard

- News 24


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