On our October 29, 2014 Program:
“Negotiating with Nigeria's Islamic Militant Group Boko Haram”
The world is anxiously waiting to see if the Nigerian government can negotiate the release of over 200 school girls abducted by the Islamist militant group Boko Haram on April 14. On that fateful day, six months ago, dozens of Boko Haram fighters stormed an undefended secondary school in the remote northeastern village of Chibok, kidnapping some 270 girls, more than 200 of whom remain in captivity. Recent news of serious discussions between Nigeria and Boko Haram has raised hopes that the girls will soon be released. The militant group has terrorized Nigeria for the last five years as it tries to turn the Muslim-majority north into a conservative Islamic state. A spate of recent bombings, gun attacks and raids on towns and villages that have left thousands of people dead, increasing the pressure on President Goodluck Jonathan to stop the militants. Boko Haram’s insurgency is a major issue as Nigeria prepares to hold general elections in February.
Join us for this live one-hour television and radio call-in simulcast when host Shaka Ssali and his guests discuss the recent negotiations by Nigeria and Boko Haram on a possible ceasefire deal and the possible release of the Chibok school girls.
International Human Rights Lawyer and Special Counsel
Justice for Jos Project of the Jubilee Campaign
Correspondent Channels TV – Nigeria
Dr. Mike Omeri
Director General of Nigeria National Orientation Agency
Via Phone/SKYPE: Abuja, Nigeria
Question of the Week:
What avenues should Nigeria discuss with Boko Haram to secure a lasting ceasefire deal and win the release of the Chibok school girls?
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