Borno State Governor Kashim Shettima, Says Nigerian Government Should Negotiate With Boko Haram

The governor of Nigeria’s Borno State, where nearly 300 schoolgirls were kidnapped, told CNN’s Christiane Amanpour on Thursday that the government should negotiate with Boko Haram – make a deal “with the devil” – if it means bringing the girls back.

Sharon Ikeazor, a member of Nigeria’s opposition, told Amanpour that “most of the girls in school had their cell phones” when they were kidnapped.

“They had contacted their parents,” she said. “So they knew when the attack was happening, and the villagers around had reported to the military.”

The government, she said, “could have saved those girls.”

Watch Amanpour’s full conversation with Shettima and Ikeazor.

Credit: CNNAmanpour

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