The Nigerian government have said that a terrorist organisation like Boko Haram is not in a position to "set any terms or any negotiations" with the Nigerian government.
[The situation] has of course been different in the past; there have been back-channels to Boko Haram during previous incidents in recent years but with the eyes of the world on this crisis, I can't see how the government can enter into any kind of negotiation with Boko Haram's latest offer.
The Nigerian military has flown more than 300 sorties in the hunt for the abducted schoolgirls, a Major has told ITV News' Rageh Omaar.
A newly released video from Boko Haram reportedly shows the kidnapped Nigerian schoolgirls.
The man who started a viral hashtag campaign in support of the kidnapped Nigerian schoolgirls says it has forced the government to act.