Halima Uwani Umar, a Corp member who was abducted by the Boko Haram sects in January 2019 in the North East, has been released.
The Borno state government disclosed this – “The insurgents released Ms Umar as a sign of goodwill to commit to a new process of resolving the conflicts in the region.
The state government, the military, the DSS played vital roles in deploying professional field experience and strategic cover for the process.
“The state government shall continually bring the media up to speed as may be necessary,” a statement today by the government explained.
“We, as a government, are committed to working with the Federal organs of security as well as non-governmental organizations and well-meaning citizens to pursue with vigour the safe return of captives, displaced persons and vulnerable population of our great state.”
“It is an outcome,” said the statement, “of a preliminary level negotiation involving the state government, the Kalthium Foundation for Peace, a non-governmental organization with intermediatory negotiation with the leadership of the terror group handled by a prominent investigative journalist with critical access.”
The state government revealed that the development was related to their little effort and strategical Partners to open up areas of communication with the Boko Haram set as a measure gaining freedom for as many who have been taking captive.
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It said: “The strategic interventionist team was empanelled to use every necessary tool and good spirited individuals to engage the insurgents in non-combatant ways as a means of de-escalation framework that will eventually result in freeing more captives and safe return of displaced persons in the state.
“The state government shall continually bring the media up to speed as may be necessary.”