Want to talk Nigeria with Boko Haram soNigeria said it was willing to talk with Boko Haram militants . At the same time , U.S. generals sent a mission in Africa to discuss the rescue of more than 200 schoolgirls abducted .
Governor of Borno State in northeastern Nigeria , Kashim Shettima , ensuring that all the girls featured in the latest video released by the militant group that has been identified as a student at the school attacked in Chibok , last month .
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Meanwhile , President Goodluck Jonathan , on Tuesday ( 05/13/2014 ) , requesting a six-month extension of emergency has been declared in Borno and neighboring state two years ago due to the security situation ” scary ” .
Minister with specific tasks , Taminu Turaki , Nigeria reaffirmed the Government’s position that it is open to negotiations to end a five-year insurgency that increasingly bloody Boko Haram . Turaki told the AFP news agency , ” Nigeria is always willing to dialogue with the rebels . We are willing to engage in dialogue about any issue , including the girl who was abducted in Chibok , because we certainly would not say that ( abduction ) was not a problem . “
Earlier, Interior Minister rejected the proposal Nigeria Boko Haram leader , Abubakar Shekau , in a video released on Monday that the girls can be exchanged for imprisoned militants . However , the military later said it would ” explore all options ” to end the crisis .
Boko Haram militants kidnapped 276 school children from the city Chibok in remote areas in the northeastern Borno State on April 14 , and as many as 223 of them are still being held .
A recent video that shows a group of about 130 girls , in an undisclosed rural location , wearing hijab and praying. The group said that all the students have embraced Islam .
Parents of the students have watched the video. ” All the girls in the video was identified as the daughter of State High School student , Chibok , ” said Shettima , Governor of Borno , Abuja .
U.S. general visits
Some experts U.S. , Britain , France , and Israel has been sent to Abuja to provide special assistance to Nigeria . China has also offered to help .
A U.S. defense official said , General David Rodriguez , head of U.S. Africa Command , also located in the capital to ” discuss U.S. aid for search and collaboration as a whole ” .
Rodriguez Visits Washington to make sure it happens after the unmanned aircraft flew over Nigeria , and the share of commercial satellite imagery in order to help find abducted children were .
Britain said it was sending Mark Simmonds , Secretary of State for African Affairs , Abuja , on Wednesday , to discuss further assistance on matters necessary . One of the British military specialists who ‘ve been there , Brigadier Ivan Jones , said there is close cooperation with Nigeria . However , he warned that the search was difficult . ” No one should underestimate the scale and complexity of the incident and the environment , ” he said in a pernyataan.al Abduction