The Nigerian Government has said that a "window of negotiation" with Boko Haram rebels, who abducted more than 200 girls a month ago from their school in the northeast of the country, is open, the Minister of Special Duties has said.
Minister of Special Duties Tanimu Turaki, who would head the negotiation committee, said: "The window of negotiation is still open. The government had set up a committee to negotiate with Boko Haram so if they have any negotiation to make it should be channeled through the committee."
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.