Nigerian president Goodluck Jonathan has rejected an offer from Boko Haram to exchange the schoolgirls it abducted for jailed militants, but the government is open to broader talks with the rebels, a visiting British minister said.
"He (Jonathan) made it very clear that there would be no negotiations with Boko Haram that involved a swap of abducted schoolgirls for prisoners," Minister for Africa Mark Simmonds said after meeting Jonathan.
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.