MOSCOW, October 17 (RIA Novosti) - Nigeria and Boko Haram have landed a ceasefire, with the kidnapped girls reported to be released, BBC News reported Friday.
"They've assured us they have the girls and they will release them," Nigerian presidential aide Hassan Tukur was quoted as saying by BBC News.
In April, Boko Haram, a radical group aimed at creating an Islamic state in mainly Muslim northern Nigeria, abducted more than 200 Nigerian schoolgirls.
Boko Haram, which translates as "western education is forbidden," are believed to be the masterminds behind most terrorist attacks carried out in the country. Since August, Chadian troops have already freed over 85 of the kidnapped schoolgirls.