Boko Haram Leader Says He Will Sell Kidnapped Nigerian School Girls

Boko Haram Leader Says He's Sell Kidnapped Nigerian School Girls
Boko Haram Leader Says He’s Sell Kidnapped Nigerian School Girls (Credit: Video Screengrab)

Attorney General Eric Holder has indicated he will send the FBI to Nigeria to help in finding the 200 Nigerian students who were kidnapped by Boko Haram. Abubakar Shekau, a man claiming to be Islamist group’s leader, vowed to sell the girls, CNN reports.

Shekau said, “I abducted your girls. I will sell them in the market, by Allah.”

“There is a market for selling humans. Allah says I should sell. He commands me to sell. I will sell women. I sell women,” he continued, according to a CNN translation from the local Hausa language.

Boko Haram is a terrorist group receiving training from al Qaeda affiliates, according to U.S. officials. Its name means “Western education is sin.” In his nearly hourlong, rambling video, Shekau repeatedly called for Western education to end.

“Girls, you should go and get married,” he said.


Weeks after the girls’ April 14 kidnapping, Africa’s most populous country seems to be no closer to finding them, triggering complaints of ineptitude — some of which are expressed on Twitter with the globally trending hashtag #BringBackOurGirls.

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