The Federal Government, yesterday, said negotiation with Boko Haram sect for the release of the remaining missing Chibok school girls was still ongoing.
The Minister for Information, Culture and Tourism, Alhaji Lai Mohammed, disclosed this, yesterday, during a briefing after conclusion of the one-day intelligence, Surveillance and Reconnaissance, ISR, operation to the Sambisa Forest in Yola, Adamawa State.
He said the trip to Sambisa was organised by his ministry for the leaders of the Bring Back Our Girls, BBOG, group to keep them informed with the ongoing efforts by the military to free the Chibok schoolgirls and other abductees.“Negotiations for the release of the girls have never stopped. In a situation like this, we use the carrot and stick approach.
Even the success of the military also helped fasttrack the process of the negotiation for those released.“The negotiation is complicated, delicate and changes from time to time, but we are still talking and we are near a breakthrough.“This government has nothing to hide, that is why we have brought you here so that you can have a first-hand experience. We want to let the world know what we have been doing not only to recover the girls but also to end the insurgency.”