In Chibok, cautious hope for release of abducted school girls

Community responds to news of a cease-fire with the Islamic extremists

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ABUJA, Nigeria — Community leaders in the hometown of more than 200 kidnapped Nigerian schoolgirls are cautiously optimistic about news of a cease-fire with the Islamic extremists who abducted their daughters six months ago.

Bana Lawan, chairman of Chibok Local Government Area, says there will be no celebration until they see the girls, “and then we will know it is true.”

Community leader Pogu Bitrus says “people rejoiced, but with caution.”

He said many residents are skeptical of the army’s announcement Friday that Boko Haram extremists have agreed to an immediate cease-fire.

Some reports say the truce includes an agreement to free the 219 girls missing from Chibok town.

Government spokesman Mike Omeri says only that they are “inching closer to the release of the Chibok girls.”



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In Chibok, cautious hope for release of abducted school girls

  1. Those signs made a lot of people feel good but accomplished little else. They held the sign up and made their statement and went on about their lives with little more than a scant thought as to the realities of life in other parts of the world.

    Those kids (some of them – maybe) are coming back because a few good men went into the jungles with firearms and shot the living schitte out of Boko H.

    I know because I know three men who were there. There was no negotiation until the pressure became to much for BH.

    The pressure got too high – so they made sure all the girls were bred (yeah just like animals) or sold off – and the girls remaining MIGHT be sent home to have their babies. You can be sure that this is not over yet and you can also be sure that not all of them will be coming home – if indeed they do. Many are likely dead and many are likely gone to other countries and other tribes to be enslaved forever.

    What transpires in the near future will hopefully be good – but do not hold your breathe.

    Bana Lawan and Mike Omeri get it – it is not a done deal yet.

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