*Well this is certainly welcome news.
According to reports, Nigeria’s presidency says it has agreed a ceasefire with militants Boko Haram which would see the return of 219 kidnapped girls.
Air Marshal Alex Badeh, chief of defence staff, said: “A ceasefire agreement has been concluded between the Federal Government of Nigeria and the Jama’atu Ahlis Sunna Lidda’awati wal Jihad (Boko Haram).
“I have accordingly directed the service chiefs to ensure immediate compliance with this development in the field.”
The president’s principal secretary Hassan Tukur told the AFP news agency that an agreement to end hostilities had been reached after talks with the Islamist group.
He said: “Boko Haram issued the ceasefire as a result of the discussions we have been having with them.
“That have agreed to release the Chibok girls.”
The talks are thought to have taken place in neighbouring Chad, with the country’s president Idriss Deby mediating negotiations.
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