Nigerian Boko Haram militants ‘seeking prisoner swap to return schoolgirls’

Exclusive: Boko Haram militants plan to use kidnapped Nigerian schoolgirls as bargaining chips to free comrades rather than kill them, former mediator tells The Telegraph

In the following clip devout Muslim Abubakar Shekau of Boko Haram explains the disposition of females captured during a time of war as sanctified in Islamic theology

“Nigeria’s Islamic extremist leader is threatening to sell more than 200 teenage schoolgirls abducted from a school in the remote northeast of the country three weeks ago, in a new video released on Sunday.

Abubakar Shekau of the Boko Haram group also claimed responsibility for the April 15 mass abduction, warning that his group plans to attack more schools and abduct more girls.
He said girls as young as nine years old would be sold for marriage, stating that “God has commanded me to sell”.
Shekau also said that believers must be separated from unbelievers and called on “brethren” to behead those who don’t believe.
The date, location or authenticity of the video cannot be independently verified.”

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