Africa

Nigerian Authorities Testing Ceasefire With Boko Haram

Will consider talk with the Islamist group if a ceasefire can be held for a month

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Abuja, Kaduna — Military authorities are subjecting the ceasefire declared by Boko Haram to a one-month test to see if there is no attack within the period, Chief of Defence Staff Admiral Ola Sa'ad Ibrahim has said.

Ibrahim, who spoke to journalists in Abuja, said if the sect could give a one-month guarantee of peace then authorities would consider talking to them.

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