Reports from the Presidency have it that the Islamic State-allied faction of the Boko Haram sect that freed twenty one of the abducted Chibok school girls on Thursday is willing to negotiate the release of 83 more of the girls.
Senior Special Assistant to the President on Media and Publicity, GARBA SHEHU said the released girls are tale bearers to tell the Nigerian government that this faction of Boko Haram has 83 more of the Chibok girls.
SHEHU said the faction is ready to negotiate if the government is willing to sit down with them, adding that the state is prepared to negotiate with the branch of Boko Haram.
He said the Islamic State-allied splinter group said the rest of the kidnapped Chibok girls were with the part of the Boko Haram under the control of figurehead ABUBAKAR SHEKAU.
A faction of the militant group had released twenty one of the girls on Thursday after the Red Cross and the Swiss government brokered a deal.
They were brought from the northeastern city of Maiduguri to the capital Abuja to meet state officials.