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Boko Haram: Kidnapped schoolgirls converted to Islam, ‘married off’

Boko Haram: Kidnapped schoolgirls converted to Islam, ‘married off’

November 1, 2014

LAGOS, Nov 1 — Boko Haram has claimed the 219 schoolgirls it kidnapped in Nigeria earlier this year have converted to Islam and been married off, according to a new video obtained by AFP yesterday. The Islamist group's leader, Abubakar Shekau, also denied claims by Nigeria's government that it had agreed to a ceasefire and apparently ruled out future talks. In addition, Shekau said the Islamists were holding a German national, who was kidnapped in Adamawa state in northeast Nigeria... Read more

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