Nigeria Reverses, Will Deal With Boko Haram for Girls
Meanwhile, US begins flying search missions
By Kevin Spak, Newser User
Posted May 13, 2014 11:24 AM CDT
Updated May 13, 2014 11:33 AM CDT
In this photo taken from video by Nigeria's Boko Haram terrorist network, Monday May 12, 2014 shows their leader Abubakar Shekau speaking to the camera.   (AP Photo)

(Newser) – Nigeria might be open to negotiating with Boko Haram after all. Special Deputies Minister Tanimu Turaki tells the BBC that if the militant group really is willing to trade the captive school girls for jailed jihadis, it should send a representative for talks. Earlier the country's interior minister had said such swaps, which were suggested by Boko Haram's leader, were "not on the table." But Turaki, who chairs President Goodluck Jonathan's committee on Boko Haram, says "dialogue is a key option."

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peter
May 13, 2014 6:51 PM CDT
now that our drons are flying over there lets send sec kerry over there to slove the problem make a swap him for the girls
Cindy
May 13, 2014 3:23 PM CDT
Make the trade, then gun down the whole useless lot of them.
WarmWeatherGuy
May 13, 2014 1:43 PM CDT
I guess they heard about my idea of irradiating the prisoners. A few days after the swap they will all die. If not then this just causes more misery in the future as more and more people are taken hostage to release prisoners.