Boko Haram has released new video which allegedly shows some of the 200 kidnapped Nigerian schoolgirls, claiming they have been converted to Islam. The group’s leader also revealed he would like to exchange the girls for imprisoned members of Boko Haram.
Islamist terrorist group Boko Haram has released a half-hour long haunting new video on Monday, May 12, reportedly featuring the kidnapped Nigerian girls wearing Muslim headdresses.
Boko Haram’s Scary New Video Of Nigerian Girls
A new video from the ruthless terrorist group Boko Haram was released by French news agency Agence France-Presse on Monday, May 12.
In the video, a large group of Nigerian girls can be seen wearing Muslim headdresses while reciting Quran — allegedly claiming their dedication to Islam.
“Praise be to Allah, the lord of the world,” the girls in the chilling video chant, according to CNN.
Boko Haram’s leader, Abubakar Shekau, is also featured speaking to the camera and claiming that he has converted the kidnapped girls, who were kidnapped from Christian families in Nigeria, to Islam.
“We have indeed liberated them,” he tells the camera, and then laughs as if he just told a joke. “These girls have become muslims. They are muslims.”
In previous videos, the Boko Haram demanded that they would stop kidnapping young girls when the Christian communities in Nigeria start converting to Islam and join their terrorist reign.
They have also threatened to sell the 200 girls to the black market in the name of their God, Allah.
Boko Haram Wants To Swap Girls For Prisoners
The new video has come with a new demand from the Boko Haram.
After declaring that he has “liberated” the young girls by converting them to Islam, he reminds viewers that there are Boko Haram members being held prisoner.
“It has been four years, or five years, since you arrested our [members], and they are still in your prison. You are doing many things to them.”
“And now you’re talking about these girls? We will never release them until after you release our [members],” Abubakar claims.
As of the video’s release date, at least 276 Nigerian school girls have been kidnapped by Boko Haram.
The abductions began on April 14, when 100 girls were taken from the Government Secondary School in Nigeria.
— Lauren Cox