Nigeria Government Privately Talking To Militant Group Boko Haram

The Nigerian government has confirmed that it is engaged in what it calls ‘backroom’ talks with the Islamist militant group Boko Haram.

Boko Haram is responsible for the death of hundreds in its quest to get rid of anything Western and non-Islam in the north.

The talks are meant to bring peace and stability, particularly in the north. Boko Haram are said to have been responsibel for over 1,000 deaths in the last 18 months.

Earlier this year Nigerian President Goodluck Jonathan warned of a civil war.

For the sake of Nigeria we hope that there will be a breakthrough.