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  5/15/2014, Iyar 15, 5774

British Official: Nigeria Won't Exchange Terrorists for Girls


A British official said on Wednesday that Nigeria’s government has ruled out the possibility of releasing jailed terrorists in exchange for more than 270 schoolgirls who are being held captive by the Boko Haram terrorist group.

The Associated Press (AP) quoted Mark Simmonds, Britain’s top official for Africa, as having told journalists in the Nigerian capital, Abuja, that President Goodluck Jonathan had “made it very clear that there will be no negotiation with Boko Haram that involves a swap of abducted schoolgirls for prisoners.”