Boko Haram has released a new video claiming to show the missing Nigerian schoolgirls who were abducted last month, alleging they had converted to Islam and would not be released until all of its prisoners held by Nigeria were freed.
The group\’s leader, Abubakar Shekau, said they would be held until all imprisoned militants had been freed.
He said the girls had converted to Islam. The video, released on Monday, claims to show them praying.
On the video, obtained by the AFP news agency on Monday, Abubakar Shekau, the group\’s leader, is shown speaking on for 17 minutes before showing what he said were about 130 of the girls, wearing the full-length hijab and praying in an undisclosed rural location.
Two girls say they were Christian and have converted to Islam, while the other says she is Muslim.
Boko Haram abducted more than 200 girls from northern Nigeria on 14 April and threatened to sell them.
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