‘IS-linked group kidnapped Dapchi schoolgirls’
The WSJ bureau chief has been tweeting highlights of the report.
The WSJ says that Boko Haram’s leader – Abubakar Shekau – has been shunned by IS’s international leader Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi and has come under pressure from the splinter group.
The report says that in August 2016 the two groups clashed leading to the death of 400 fighters.
The report also says that secret negotiations have begun to return the Dapchi girls.
President Muhammadu Buhari has said that he would negotiate with the kidnappers to secure the schoolgirls’ return.