On Thursday, October 13, 2016, the government announced that 21 Chibok girls were released by Boko Haram.
Reports say the terrorists have refused to go on with negotiations because the government has refused to pay more money for the release of the remaining girls.
According to The Guardian, a source said “The insurgents’ negotiators appear to be asking for more money and release of some of their men in the government custody.
“They are not happy with the initial claim that the girls were released for free.”
The Minister of Information and culture, Lai Mohammed, has however denied reports that talks between the government and Boko Haram has broken down.
Mohammed said “It is not true Talks are still very much on course.”
Another Chibok girl, Maryam Ali Maiyanga, was rescued with her ten-month-old son, over the weekend, around Pulka, Gwoza Local Government Area, by troops.
A BBC News reporter, Stephanie Hegarty, had also alleged that the 21 Chibok girls who were released recently, were exchanged for the freedom of 4 Boko Haram prisoners.