“We will never release them [the girls] until after you release our brethren,” Shekau says in the video.
However, the Nigerian government quickly rejected the deal.
“The issue in question is not about Boko Haram… giving conditions,” Interior Minister Abba Moro telling Agence France-Presse.
Moro also told the UK’s BBC that it was “absurd” for a “terrorist group” to try to set conditions.
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They are right. To bargain with Boko Haram would only encourage even more future kidnapping.