Armed group claims responsibility for kidnapping 276
girls in Nigeria and threatens to “sell them in the
The Nigerian armed group Boko Haram has claimed
responsibility for the abduction of 276 schoolgirls
during a raid in the village of Chibok in northeast
Nigeria last month , the AFP news agency reported ,
citing a video it had obtained.
” I abducted your girls, ” the group’s leader Abubakar
Shekau said on Monday in the 57 -minute video
obtained by the agency , referring to the hundreds of
students kidnapped from their school in Chibok ,
Borno state , on April 14.
” By Allah , I will sell them in the marketplace, ” he
said in the video that starts with fighters lofting
automatic rifles and shooting in the air as they chant
” Allahu akbar!” or “God is great “.
Boko Haram allegedly stormed the all-girl secondary
school , then packed the teenagers, who had been
taking exams, onto trucks and disappeared into a
remote area along the border with Cameroon .
Boko Haram , now seen as the main security threat to
Africa’s leading energy producer, is growing bolder
and extending its reach.
The apparent lack of capability of the military to
prevent the Chibok attack or rescue the abducted
girls after three weeks has triggered anger
and protests in the northeast and in the capital
See excerpts from Boko Haram Video HERE
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