After a secret negotiation, Boko Haram has agreed to let go of some abducted Chibok girls.
The sect has listed 18 of its major members, who it said should be freed from detention in exchange for the abducted chibok girls.
Meanwhile there was a snag last night because while the government wanted freedom for all the 219 abducted chibok girls, the sect said it would from only 30. The girls have been in their custody for 149 days.
The sect sent list of its commanders and the 30 girls to be swapped to a minister, who is also a lawyer, and a key facilitator of peace with the sect, Comrade Shehu Sani, and also the President of the Civil Rights Congress of Nigeria, according to sources.
It was learnt that the list was sent after a secret meeting between a government delegation and a Boko Haram commander, who is being detained in Kuje Prison in Abuja.
According to Sources, the delegation, whose membership was kept under wrap, talked with the commander, who is simply described as Umar.
One of the sources said: “Some top officials met with Umar about two weeks ago in Kuje Prison to discuss issues connected to the fate of the Chibok girls.
“We heard some inmates sharing this information that the sect might swap the girls with Umar and others. But all the details are still secret because Umar keeps to himself a lot.”
But another source said: “The delegation had a fruitful negotiation with Umar, who is one of the highly-rated commanders of Boko Haram. The group assured Umar of a swap and he has been looking forward to it.
“The sect has given a list of 18 of its members to be swapped with the abducted Chibok girls.”