Amnesty in exchange for the release of the about 200 high school students still in the hands of Boko Haram. This is the shocking proposal made by the Nigerian president Muhammadu Buhari in order to obtain the release of the young women who were kidnapped nearly a year and a half ago in Chibok.”If the leaders of Boko Haram accept to give us back all the Chibok girls – he said – we may decide to grant amnesty” to their prisoners, he said during a meeting with the AFP in Paris on the last day of a visit to France.
In the meantime, the Nigerian army claims to have saved dozens of women and children who were held captive by the Islamic extremist group. In a statement spread yesterday night, they have said to have cleared a Boko Haram camps in the north-eastern State of Borno, without specifying where the prisoners had been kidnapped and what were their conditions. Hundreds of hostages were rescued from the hands of Boko Haram this year, but none of the 219 girls kidnapped in April 2014 from a school in Chibok were among them. The Islamic extremist group has used dozens of women and girls in recent suicide attacks in Nigeria and in the neighbouring Chad, Cameroon, and Niger.