"Madam Secretary" US Government negotiates with Boko Haram in "Desperate Remedies"

In episode 19 of "Madam Secretary," the US Government negotiates with Boko Haram, and the missing school girls return safely.

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Episode 19 of "Madam Secretary" season 2 titled "Desperate Remedies" aired on Monday, April 10, 2016, honouring the #BringBackTheGirls movement.

The episode kicked off with a man named Chris Santumari in Maroua, Cameroon, trying to negotiate the release of 106 Nigerian school girls in exchange of five Boko Haram fighters.

After an unsuccessful negotiation with Hadi Bangote who heads the sect, Chris returns to America to discuss what he knows about the deadly sect.

Returning to America, he discovers he has contracted the Marburg virus (an Ebola-like virus which lives in African monkeys) during his stay in Africa.

At the hospital, an experimental treatment that could save Chris is available, but they only have three doses of it. Also, the deadly sect leader Hadi, has contracted the Marburg virus.

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Abubakar Shekau flanked by his followers.

(Vanguard)

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After Chris' recovery, Elizabeth (Madam Secretary) sends him back to Cameroon, where he makes a deal with Hadi. He offers him the cure to stop the outbreak, in exchange of the missing girls.

In the end, they stopped the outbreak and saved the 106 school girls.

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"Madam Secretary" follows the life of Madam Secretary 's  life as the shrewd, calculating, and determined newly-appointed United States Secretary of States. McCord drives international diplomacy, battles office politics, and circumvents and ignores protocol as she negotiates worldwide issues.

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Kidnapped Chibok schoolgirls wearing the full-length hijab and praying at an undisclosed rural location.

(PM News)

 

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On April 14, 2014, Boko Haram militants kidnapped 276 school girls, mostly aged between 16 and 18, from a secondary school in Chibok in Borno State, northeast Nigeria.

Under the hashtag #bringbackourgirls, politicians, celebrities and the public globally united to demand the return of the girls who disappeared without a trace.

Watch a "Madam Secretary" clip below.

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