Nigeria has rejected Boko Haram's apparent offer to free the more than 200 schoolgirls held hostage in exchange for the release of all militant prisoners in the country, AFP has reported, citing a government official.
The French news agency said Interior Minister Abba Moro confirmed the government would not agree to the suggestion made by Boko Haram leader Abubakar Shekau in a released video.
"The issue in question is not about Boko Haram ... giving conditions," he reportedly said.
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.