Published On: Fri, Oct 17th, 2014

Nigeria reaches deal with Boko Haram over abducted girls: source

Demonstrators hold up banners during a rally that was held to mark the 120th day since the abduction of two hundred school girls by the Boko Haram,   in Abuja

ABUJA (Reuters) – Nigeria’s government has reached a deal with Islamic militant group Boko Haram for a cease-fire and the release of around 200 girls kidnapped six months ago from a school in the northeast town of Chibok, a presidency source said on Friday.

“The Nigerian government has reached two agreements with the Boko Haram group. Firstly a cease-fire agreement and then the release of the abducted Chibok girls, ” the source told Reuters.

(Reporting by Felix Onuah; Writing by Ed Cropley)

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