FG, Boko Haram Agree On Ceasefire

Nigeria's presidency says it has agreed a ceasefire with the dreaded Islamic-sect, Boko Haram which would see the return of 219 kidnapped girls.

Chief of Defence Staff, Air Marshal Alex Badeh, 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)."

Principal Secretary to President Goodluck Jonathan, Hassan Tukur told the AFP news agency that an agreement to end hostilities had been reached after talks with the Islamist group.

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