Boko Haram: Arewa Consultative Forum reacts to Buhari's amnesty offer

Boko Haram: Arewa Consultative Forum reacts to Buhari's amnesty offer

Boko Haram: Arewa Consultative Forum reacts to Buhari's amnesty offer

C-130 Hercules Aircraft today, 25 March 2018, airlifted the Dapchi girls back to Maiduguri from where they would be transported to Dapchi, under armed air escort, to reunite with their families.

Nigeria's government is in talks with Islamist militant group Boko Haram about a possible ceasefire, with the ultimate aim of securing a permanent cessation of hostilities, Information Minister Lai Mohammed said on Sunday.

Some of the Dapchi schoolgirls immediately after their release in Jumbam village, Yobe state, Nigeria.

"We were told she was on her way but she has not yet been brought", said Kachalla, who is the spokesman of the abducted schoolgirls' parents union.

Though distraught that Leah remains a prisoner, her parents and the pastor of her church are very proud of her.

Early on Wednesday morning, Rebecca Sharibu, the mother of Leah, 15, heard girls' voices and the sound of vehicles driving past her house.

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By phone, Rebecca Sharibu described how the teen's schoolmates said they'd cried with her daughter in captivity and begged Leah to convert when they understood she would not be leaving for home with them. This strategy paid off as the girls have been released without any incidents.

Galang, a mother of eight, said she had planned to tell the parents to be patient for their girls' return as she had been. "And don't ever put your daughters in school again", the extremists reportedly told Dapchi residents. "If Leah comes (back), she will go back to school".

The President also praised the International Community and other who offered varying degrees of assistance during the backchannel communications, as well as the security agencies for their loyal and tireless efforts in ensuring the girls return safely.

The girls, wearing hijabs, were served a meal and posed for a photograph with President Muhammadu Buhari, who promised his government would beef up security around vulnerable schools.

Buhari's statement says "true followers of Islam all over the world respect the injunction that there is no compulsion in religion".

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