There are now multiple reports that Boko Haram and Nigeria have reached a ceasefire that will see the release of the over 200 schoolgirls captured back in April, via Bloomberg:
Nigeria’s military said a cease-fire agreement has been reached with Boko Haram and the Islamist militant group has indicated its willingness to discuss issues including the release of more than 200 schoolgirls it abducted in April.
“A cease-fire agreement has been concluded between the Federal Government of Nigeria and the Jamatu Ahlis Sunna Li Daawa Wal Jihad,” Chief of Defence Staff Air Marshall Alex Badeh said today in e-mailed statement, referring to Boko Haram. “I have accordingly directed the service chiefs to ensure immediate compliance with this development.”
But what about everyone else they’ve kidnapped?
We’ll update as soon as we know more.