Video: Nigeria Scorns Boko Haram's Captive Girls Swap Offer-"Not On The Table"

Published On: May 13, 2014, 5:01 am (6 years ago)
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Nigeria has insisted it will not agree to a request to free imprisoned Islamic militants
in return for the release of dozens of kidnapped schoolgirls
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BBC

Abuja
May 12, 2014


Interior Minister Abba Moro said Boko Haram, the group holding the girls, was in no moral position to make the offer.
However, the information ministry had earlier said all options were on the table, after the group released a video of the girls and suggested a swap.
Boko Haram snatched more than 200 girls from a school on 14 April.
About 50 children escaped, and it is not known how many are still being held.

The video released on Monday showed 136 girls, and was interspersed with militants explaining that they had "converted" to Islam.
Three of the girls - wearing full-length cloaks - are shown speaking. Two say they were Christian and have converted, while the other says she is Muslim.

The US state department said intelligence experts were closely examining the footage for clues to the girls' whereabouts.

Boko Haram leader Abubakar Shekau said on the video: "For those who have not accepted Islam, I swear to Allah we will never release them until after you release our brethren in your prison."

A man who is related to three of the girls said the video at first gave him hope, but then made him anxious and tearful.

"Maybe they are converted into another religion by force, so it truly is a kind of terrifying situation," said the man, who did not want to be named.

Earlier reports said some of the girls had been married off to their captors, and Abubakar Shekau had also threatened to sell some of them.
After the video was released, an information ministry statement said the government would "continue to explore all options for the release and safe return of our girls".

However, Mr Moro later told the BBC that the government would not agree to any kind of exchange.

"As far as this government is concerned, the option of [the] swap of innocent citizens with people who have taken arms against the country
... is not on the table
," he said.

Boko Haram, which means "Western education is forbidden", had previously said the girls should not have been at school and should get married instead. The militants have been engaged in a violent campaign against the Nigerian government since 2009.

The government has faced heavy criticism of its response to the mass abduction. President Goodluck Jonathan said on Sunday that assistance from abroad had made him optimistic of finding the girls.

The UK and US already have teams helping on the ground in Nigeria and an Israeli counter-terrorism team is also on its way to the country.




Posted: (6 years ago) on 13-05-2014 05:01 AM | Gistmaniac
#BringBackOurGirls

#BringBackOurGirls
Posted: (6 years ago) on 13-05-2014 05:46 AM | Gistmaniac
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nigeria na war zone now... Embarrassed
Posted: (6 years ago) on 13-05-2014 07:56 AM | Gistmaniac
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Watever Mr Moro.
Posted: (6 years ago) on 13-05-2014 08:03 AM | Addicted Hero
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U govt can never say d truth. Jt do watever and get those children release.
Posted: (6 years ago) on 13-05-2014 08:05 AM | Addicted Hero
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 Roll Eyes  Roll Eyes  Roll Eyes  Roll Eyes
Posted: (6 years ago) on 13-05-2014 08:32 AM | Addicted Hero
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Roll EyesRoll Eyes hummmmm.
Posted: (6 years ago) on 13-05-2014 08:35 AM | Hero
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Hmmm
Posted: (6 years ago) on 13-05-2014 08:37 AM | Addicted Hero
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U govt can never say d truth. Jt do watever and get those children release.
U are being blain warshed. Why would govt want her image to be destroyed?
Posted: (6 years ago) on 13-05-2014 08:41 AM | Newbie
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who are those boko haram?are they not Muslims?so remember that it is all the Muslims in Nigeria is fighting the war together...before a senator said that they want to change the girls with prisoners and today what that senator says is what is happening now,.the same senator talk about money,to pay boko haram huge amount of money,so you see that Hausa's knows what they are doing here and the games they play.Mr president,let the whole come down to Nigeria and divide the country once.UK and Hausa's are the problem we have in Nigeria,even electricity we don't have,Health care no,only now that we can talk about good road,before no.only if the government is useless is when they will agree for a swap......
Posted: (6 years ago) on 13-05-2014 09:03 AM | Gistmaniac
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Hmmmm
Posted: (6 years ago) on 13-05-2014 09:20 AM | Hero
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Joacy Joacy (f)
Exodus 14:14  Lips Sealed Lips Sealed
Posted: (6 years ago) on 13-05-2014 09:43 AM | Upcoming
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Hmmmm
Posted: (6 years ago) on 13-05-2014 10:00 AM | Gistmaniac
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Exodus 14:14
Posted: (6 years ago) on 13-05-2014 10:27 AM | Gistmaniac
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Mr president i am very sure you will not listen to this bastard for exhaging.Sir  just tell him to bring back alive of those that he took their lives since the begining of his attempt to be president of blind people. then the real  nigeria goverment will  release his terrorist to him .
Posted: (6 years ago) on 13-05-2014 11:11 AM | Newbie
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hmmmmmm
Posted: (6 years ago) on 13-05-2014 11:43 AM | Addicted Hero
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I don't blame him. He can say anything. I blame our judiciary system that refused 2 pass the death judgement on the boko prisoners after gleaning the needed info 4rm them. Now they re seeking exchange. I pray God Almighty protect those children if they re really kidnapped.
Posted: (6 years ago) on 13-05-2014 04:04 PM | Gistmaniac
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 Sad
Posted: (6 years ago) on 13-05-2014 06:32 PM | Hero
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Quote from: exever100 on 13-05-2014 07:56 AM
nigeria na war zone now... Embarrassed

Nigeria is a zoo: animal farm
Posted: (6 years ago) on 13-05-2014 10:43 PM | Upcoming
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Believe it or not: Government are the cause of all problems in the country Nigeria today.  Why can't Nigeria divides if Northerners has submitted a request? The Northern Nigeria had stated that they don't want a united Nigeria, and that's why peace has gone away from the country. Divide this country and stop killing her people
Posted: (6 years ago) on 14-05-2014 05:54 AM | Upcoming
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