It has emerged that the federal government, has concluded plans on swapping boko haram insurgents detained in various prisons across the nation for Chibok girls.
This news which emerged on Friday also has it that security agencies, have begun to profile Boko Haram detainees in line with a directive of the Federal Government. This according to an insider who spoke with Punch, includes the time they were arrested and the de-radicalisation programme they had undergone.
The Nigerian Police, the Nigeria Prison Service, the office of the National Security Adviser and the Ministry of Justice, according tpo reports would be involved in the process.
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According to the source:
I can assure you that the government is identifying genuine members of the sect it is negotiating with. We won’t repeat the mistake the immediate past government made by talking with those who will not produce the girls.
Government is not opposed to swopping. Other countries, including Israel, have done it. In fact, security agencies are conducting fresh profiling of the sect members that are being detained. That is the first move. If there are sect members that have not been tried, they will be the first set to be considered under the arrangement.”