Nigeria Holds Peace Talks With Jihadist Group

Source: Wall Street Journal

DAPCHI, Nigeria—Nigeria said it is holding peace talks with a local Islamic State faction, in a test of whether a secular government can reach an accord with an offshoot of one the world’s most infamous international jihadist networks.

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For more than a year, Nigerian envoys have met with representatives of Islamic State West Africa Province, Information Minister Lai Mohammed said Sunday. The discussions are being facilitated by the Swiss government, other officials said.

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