Hopes of the federal government securing the release of the Chibok Secondary School girls abducted by the dreaded Boko Haram sect Monday and reuniting them with their loved ones has crashed again.

No reason has been given for the failure of the deal between the federal government and the insurgents, despite the assurance by the sect’s spokesperson that the girls would be freed on Monday.

On Friday, October 17, hopes were raised that the 219 remaining girls might soon be released after the Nigerian army announced a truce between Boko Haram and government forces.

The deal was announced by the Chief of Defence Staff, Air Marshal Alex Badeh.

Badeh said, ?A ceasefire agreement has been concluded between the Federal Government and the Jama?atu Ahlis Sunna Lidda?awati wal Jihad (Boko Haram).?

It will also be recalled that on Friday, October 24, the self acclaimed secretary General of the sect, Mallam Danladi Ahmadu, said that the kidnapped Chibok girls would be released unfailinly on Monday, 27 October.

However, despite the announcement of a ceasefire, suspected Boko Haram militants on Sunday killed at least 17 people and abducted dozens in a series of attacks in Borno State.

Meanwhile, the Federal Government on Monday said that the ongoing ceasefire talks with the Boko Haram sect, especially on the release of abducted Chibok girls are on course and will soon yield the desired results.

The Minister of Foreign Affairs, Ambassador Aminu Wali, disclosed this to newsmen in Abuja after a meeting with his France and Germany counterparts, Mr. Laurent Fabius and Frank-Walter Steinmeier respectively.

Daily Times reported that on April 14, 276 female students were kidnapped from the Government Secondary School in the town of Chibok in Borno State, Nigeria.


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