By Yara Del Rio-Dominguez |Staff Writer|
The 300 girls kidnapped by Nigerian extremist Muslim group, Boko Haram may soon be released, pending discussion with the Nigerian government.
It has been six months since the kidnapping of the school girls from the Chibok Government School in Nigeria.
“They’ve assured us they have the girls and they will release them,” said Tukur.
The group has demanded the release of detained extremists in exchange for the girls, according to The Guardian.
Nigerian President GoodLuck Jonathan said he could not support a prisoner swap, according to The Guardian.
According to reporter Vladimir Duthiers of CNN, Boko Haram believes Muslim women should serve in their home raising their children and catering to their husbands.
“I don’t believe Boko Haram would kill off the girls. They anticipated they’d come to an arrangement with the government at some point and they’d use the school girls as leverage,” said student Michelle Ruvalcaba.
“Boko Haram would not be given territory under the ceasefire agreement. Our government will not reveal what concessions it would make,” said government spokesman Mike Omeri.
Boko Haram has not made a public statement, according to BBC News.
Negotiations are still being made between the Nigerian government and Boko Haram.