- Boko Haram militants are willing to discuss surrender and release of the Chibok schoolgirls
- "Only a third of the girls remained as the rest have been martyred,” Boko Haram militant said
According to Nigerian newspaper Leadership, the world's deadliest terror group is ready to drop their arms, negotiate a surrender and release the remaining hostages provided that they would not be killed or prosecuted.
Amir Muhammad Abdullahi, a senior Boko Haram militant, said: “We want to surrender because things are getting worse.” He added that neither the Nigerian army nor Boko Haram was winning the battle.
According to the terrorist, only a third of the girls are alive, while “the rest have been martyred”.
Jeff Okoroafor, spokesperson for the Bring Back Our Girls (BBOG) campaign group, has refused to believe the latest information.
He said: "We stand by Amina’s report. Until we get some more concrete and verifiable, we will hold on to what she has said that only six of the girls have died and others are still alive."
According to Amina Ali Nkeki, who was among the 219 girls abducted from Chibok secondary school in Borno state and rescued earlier this week, six of the kidnapped girls had died but the rest were still in the Sambisa forest where she was found.
In all, 218 girls remain missing since they were seized by the Islamist milltant group Boko Haram. In March terrorists has released a “proof of life” video showing 15 of the kidnapped girls.