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Nigerian government should negotiate for release of schoolgirls, says prelate

April 15, 2016

Two years after the Islamist terrorist group Boko Haram abducted over 200 girls from a school in Chibok, Nigeria’s leading prelate called upon the nation’s government to negotiate for their release.

Cardinal John Onaiyekan of Abuja told Vatican Radio that “there have to be negotiations sooner or later” and that “the government needs to go beyond a military response.”

“We are all very embarrassed and very ashamed that over 200 girls could disappear like this,” he added.

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