Report: Nigerian President Backs Out Of Deal To Swap Prisoners For Kidnapped Girls

CBS DC

WASHINGTON (CBSDC/AP) — Nigerian President Goodluck Jonathan reportedly reneged on a deal that was secured to swap Boko Haram prisoners for the nearly 300 girls the terror group kidnapped.

CBS News reports that Jonathan backed out of the deal at the last minute after the swap was agreed upon over the weekend.

The terror group kidnapped 276 girls during a raid on their school in the village of Chibok last month.

On Monday, Nigeria’s Chief of Defense Alex Badeh stated that the country’s military knew where the girls were, but an operation to rescue the girls was too risky at this point.

“The good news for the girls is we know where they are but we cannot tell you. We cannot come and tell you military secrets,” Badeh said, according to CBS News.

Badeh also defended the way the Nigerian government has handled the kidnapping.

“Nobody should come and say…

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Very Interesting.

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