A popular activist, peacemaker and former mediator of the Boko Haram group, Shehu Sani has revealed that the over 200 schoolgirls kidnapped in Chibok by the dreaded Islamist militant group, Boko Haram could be released if one condition is met, that is to exchange the girls for jailed Boko Haram members.
According to Shehu Sani: “From my knowledge of the group, to have him [Shekau] saying that he will sell them is proof that this issue can be resolved. The group is most likely to want to attach some kind of conditions to the girls being released, such as the freeing of some of their own prisoners.”
He said the video Shekau released was an attempt to persuade government into a prisoner trade…
The former mediator told newsmen that he believes the video, where Boko Haram leader, Shekau threatened to sell the girls as slaves, shows he plans to use them as ‘bargaining chips’ rather than kill them.
In the video, Shekau is seen dressed in combat fatigues standing in front of an armoured personnel carrier and two pick-up trucks mounted with sub-machine guns. He then declares: “I abducted your girls. I will sell them in the market, by Allah.” Shekau then takes a swipe at democracy, Western education, efforts for Muslims and Christians to live in peace and rails against non-believers in Islam.
Anyway, Nigerian Police has offered a £300,000 reward to anyone who can help them find the missing girls that are in Boko Haram camp. Seriously? Who has won the money they placed on Shekau’s head?