The Federal Government of Nigeria says it has reached a ceasefire agreement with the Boko Haram sect. After the agreement was reached on Friday, the Chief of Defence Staff, Alex Badeh, ordered all service chiefs to comply with the ceasefire agreement between Nigeria and Boko Haram in all theaters of operations. The announcement came at the end of a meeting between the Nigerian and Cameroonian armed forces where both sides decided on collaboration in communication, intelligence sharing, tactical partnerships and handling of internally displaced. Air Chief Marshal, Badeh assured the Cameroonian military that the agreement would not have any effect on the transnational operation between the two countries to fight crimes within their joint borders.
“A ceasefire agreement has been reached between the Federal Government of Nigeria and the Jama’atu Ahlis Sunna Lidda’Awati Wal-Jihad. “I have accordingly directed the service chiefs to ensure immediate compliance with this development in the field, Air Chief Marshal Badeh said. Release Of Chibok Girls The Principal Private Secretary to the President, Ambassador Hassan Tukur, met with Chadian Government officials as well as representatives of the Boko Haram sect in Saudi Arabia on Friday morning. Securing the release of the 219 Chibok girls abducted by Boko Haram was a major part of the discussions. It is not clear if the release of the girls was agreed on. The terrorist group had said it would only release the girls in exchange of members held in detention across Nigeria. The Boko Haram sect was represented at the meeting where the ceasefire agreement was reached by Danladi Ahmadu.
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