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Boko Haram Denies Truce With Govt, Says Kidnapped Girls ‘Married Off’ – 1 November 2014

RT logoThe Boko Haram leader denies any negotiations with the Nigerian government and claims that the 219 girls kidnapped earlier this year have converted to Islam and been “married off.”

“Don’t you know the over 200 Chibok schoolgirls have converted to Islam?” said Abubakar Shekau, the radical Islamist group’s leader in a video obtained by AP and AFP on Friday.

“They have now memorized two chapters of the Koran. We have married them off. They are in their marital homes,” he added, laughing.

Although many of the kidnapped girls escaped after the first few days of their abduction, 219 remain missing. An international Twitter campaign, #BringBackOurGirls, was launched in an effort to spur the Nigerian government to take more decisive measures to rescue the girls.

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