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Boko Haram Truce Breached, Nigerians Doubtful Girls Will Be Returned

  • Carrie Dedrick
    Religious persecution, missions, Christianity around the world
  • 2014 Oct 21
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Boko Haram militants broke the established ceasefire with Nigerian troops on Sunday (Oct. 19), deflating hopes that the kidnapped schoolgirls would be returned to their families. 


As Christian Headlines previously reported, the terrorist organization had agreed to a truce with the Nigerian government during negotiations in Saudi Arabia. The group had also promised to return nearly 200 girls who had been kidnapped from a school in Borno state on April 14. 


Charisma News reports Boko Haram has launched at least five attacks since the ceasefire was announced. 


Nigerian parent Lawan Abana said, "We were jubilating. We had every reason to be happy...But since then the ceasefire has been broken in quite a number of places already.” 


Abana also expressed doubts with Boko Haram negotiator Danladi Ahmadu. "Can we trust him that he can deliver on this promise of releasing the girls when he has not delivered on the promise of the ceasefire?" 



Publication date: October 21, 2014