Boko Haram Video Claims To Show Missing Girls, Boko Haram Shown Nigerian Girls Missing In New Video Converted To Islam
Footage shows leader Abubakar Shekau and around 130 of the youngsters abducted in Nigeria who he says have converted to Islam.
A new video issued by Boko Haram claims to show some of the nearly 300 schoolgirls missing in Nigeria, who the group’s leader says have converted to Islam.
AFP reported that Boko Haram’s leader said the girls would not be released until Boko Haram prisoners are freed. Police say a total of 276 girls were abducted on April 14 from the northeastern town of Chibok, in Borno state, which has a sizeable Christian community. Some 223 are still missing.
Meanwhile, Doctor Reuben Abati told Sky’s Special Correspondent Alex Crawford there are lines the government will not cross in the hunt for the girls. Speaking after it was revealed authorities had made indirect contact with Boko Haram, Dr Abati said: “The government of Nigeria has no intention to pay a ransom or to buy the girls, because the sale of human beings is a crime against humanity.
“The determination of the government is to get the girls and to ensure that the impunity that has brought this about is checked and punished.” Boko Haram’s leader Abubakar Shekau has threatened to sell the girls “at the market” and some are believed to have already been taken out of the country. The search for the girls remains centred on the huge Sambisa forest, which is three times the size of Wales.