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Boko Haram: FG Contacts Foreign Negotiators To Free Abducted UNIMAID Lecturers

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The Federal Government said that it had contacted foreign negotiators to help negotiate with Boko Haram insurgence for the release of three abducted lecturers of University of Maiduguri and 15 policewomen.

The special Adviser to the Acting President Yemi Osinbajo on Political Affairs, Mr. Babafemi Ojudu said this, adding that talk is going on to free the abducted people.

There are still 113 Chibok schoolgirls in the custody of the Boko Haram, which according to Ojudu might also be freed with the recently abducted lecturers and policewomen.

Ojudu told the protesting members of the #BringBackOurGirls campaigners on Tuesday that the government would ensure that the captives were released as soon as possible.

He explained that the presidency had contacted the negotiators who assisted the government in the past to speak with the insurgents.

The Switzerland Government, the Red Cross and a Borno State-based lawyer, Zannah Mustapha, helped to negotiate the release of 21 Chibok girls in October last year.

Meanwhile, the nation top military brass have relocated in Maiduguri, the capital of Borno State to strategise and find solution to the renewed Boko Haram attack in the Northeast of the country.

The Service Chiefs arrived the Headquarters of the Operation Lafiya Dole on Tuesday and met behind closed doors.

Those at the meeting included, Chief of Army Staff, Lt. Gen. Tukur Buratai, Chief of the Defence Staff, Gen. Abayomi Olonisakin and the Chief of Air Staff, Air Marshal Sadique Abubakar.

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