Nigerian President Set to Negotiate for Release of 110 Abducted Dapchi Girls

Nigeria's presidency said on Monday it plans to negotiate for the release of 110 girls abducted from a school in the northeastern town of Dapchi last month, rather than use a military option to free them by force.  Nigeria is grappling with an insurgency by jihadist group Boko Haram which has killed at least 20,000 people since 2009. Members of the group are suspected of kidnapping the girls on Feb. 19, in the state of Yobe. President Muhammadu Buhari discussed the approach during a meeting behind closed doors with U.S....

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Published By: VOA Africa - Monday, 12 March

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