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The Boko Haram Ceasefire and the Chadian Gambit

On 17 October, the Nigerian government unilaterally declared that it had entered into a ceasefire agreement with Boko Haram Islamists. The prevailing situation has sparked widespread debate on varying aspects of the alleged ceasefire. One aspect of the ceasefire which has not garnered as much attention, however, is the role Chad is playing in the negotiation process. What does the country have to gain by facilitating talks between Nigeria and the extremist group?

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