New Boko Haram video claims to show missing Nigerian schoolgirls clad in full-length hijabs

Monday, 12 May 2014 - 3:58pm IST | Place: | Agency: AFP

Boko Haram released a new video on Monday claiming to show the missing Nigerian schoolgirls, alleging they had converted to Islam and would not be released until all militant prisoners were freed. The group's leader, Abubakar Shekau, speaks in the video for 17 minutes before showing what he said were about 130 of the girls, wearing the full-length hijab and praying in an undisclosed rural location.

A total of 276 girls were abducted on April 14 from the northeastern town of Chibok, in Borno state, which has a sizeable Christian community. Some 223 are still missing.