Nigeria’s government said it signed a cease-fire with the Islamist insurgency Boko Haram against which it has fought a six-year conflict costing thousands of lives, including a promise to return 219 kidnapped teenage girls.
The other parties the government said were involved in the talks, including Boko Haram itself, didn’t confirm that account, and the state has at least twice before announced cease-fires with the militants that didn’t hold. But if true the development would mark a breakthrough after years of death, terror and economic disruption.
Mike Omeri, a spokesman for Nigeria’s government, said the fundamentalist sect is promising to return all of the people it has ever kidnapped, including the girls it abducted from a boarding school in April.
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