Boko Haram rebels say ready to exchange kidnapped Nigerian girls for prisoners
Publish Date: May 12, 2014
  • mail
  • img

Abubakar Shekau, the leader of Nigeria's Islamist Boko Haram militants, said on Monday he would release more than 200 schoolgirls abducted by his fighters in exchange for prisoners, according to a video seen by Agence France-Presse.

The French news agency said the 17-minute video showed about 100 girls wearing full veils praying in an undisclosed location.

The statements, comments, or opinions expressed through the use of New Vision Online are those of their respective authors, who are solely responsible for them, and do not necessarily represent the views held by the staff and management of New Vision Online.

New Vision Online reserves the right to moderate, publish or delete a post without warning or consultation with the author.Find out why we moderate comments. For any questions please contact

  • mail
  • img
blog comments powered by Disqus
Also In This Section
Climate talks drill into detail amid new warning of peril
Negotiators tasked with saving Earth's climate system embarked Tuesday on an 11-day race to overcome decades-long disputes as experts pointed to a towering threat from coal....
Aid reaches S.Sudan war zone but famine risk remains: UN
Aid workers in war-torn South Sudan have reached one of the worst hit areas where thousands are feared dying of starvation, the United Nations said Tuesday, but warned conditions may yet worsen....
Former PM Kabore elected president of Burkina Faso
Roch Marc Christian Kabore has won Burkina Faso's presidential election, official results showed, after a year of turmoil that saw the west African country's former leader deposed and the military try to seize power....
Putin snubs Erdogan in Paris as pilot
Russian President Vladimir Putin snubbed a meeting with Turkish counterpart Recep Tayyip Erdogan in France on Monday as the body of a pilot killed when Ankara downed one of Moscow's warplanes returned home...
Israeli parliamentarian resigns over sexual harassment claims
A rightwing Israeli politician has resigned from the country's parliament after a series of allegations of sexual harassment, the party announced on Monday....
Turkey to get cash, closer EU ties at migration summit
EU leaders will offer Turkey cash and a boost for its membership bid in exchange for its cooperation with the migrant crisis at a summit Sunday, but officials warned a final deal will involve "difficult" negotiations....
Do you think Uganda is winning the fight against AIDS?
Can't Say
follow us
subscribe to our news letter