Boko Haram leader 'I will sell' kidnapped Nigerian girls
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The identity of just who kidnapped more than three hundred schoolgirls in Nigeria finally became clear on Monday when a new video emerged of the leader of terrorist group Boko Haram admitting to the abduction. "I abducted your girls," Boko Haram leader Abubakar Shekau said in the video, according to news agency AFP. Shekau is said to have continued on to promise of the girls' fate: "I will sell them in the market, by Allah." Shekau also said in the video, according to AFP, that the outrage over the kidnapping is "because we are holding people [as] slaves." AFP did not immediately make the video with Shekau's comments available online for further analysis. A BBC translation of the video has the terrorist leader saying "the girls should not have been in school in the first place, but rather should get married," and directly quotes him as saying "God instructed me to sell them, they are his properties and I will carry out his instructions."