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Nigeria ready to negotiate release of Chibok girls with Boko Haram, Buhari says

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Image: Bring Back Our Girls (BBOG) campaigners take part in a protest procession marking the 500th day since the abduction of girls in Chibok, along a road in Abuja August 27, 2015. REUTERS/Afolabi Sotunde

LAGOS (Reuters) – Nigeria’s government is prepared to negotiate with Islamist militant group Boko Haram to secure the release of around 200 schoolgirls kidnapped last year, if credible leaders are identified, President Muhammadu Buhari said on Wednesday.

“We are prepared to negotiate with them without any preconditions,” Buhari told journalists in a televised interview.

Boko Haram seized the girls from their dormitories in the northeastern town of Chibok in April 2014, sparking international outrage.

He said there was no firm intelligence on the whereabouts of the girls or whether they are still alive.

(Reporting by Alexis Akwagyiram, editing by larry King)

Copyright 2015 Thomson Reuters. Click for Restrictions.

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