HOT TOPIC: Boko Haram releases videos of missing Nigerian girls (Read More)


  • Some of the schoolgirls captured by extremist group Boko Haram on April 14 have been paraded on video
  • More than 200 girls were abducted by the Islamist militants from a village in the north-east of Nigeria
  • Boko Harum leader has said that he will release the captured girls in return for militant prisoners being freed
  • The Nigerian government has reportedly rejected this offer and has two army divisions hunting for the seized girls
  • Governor of state where they were seized – Borno – claims to know where they are
  • Kashim Shettima said he’d received reports of sightings of the girls and had passed this information to the military
  • Archbishop of Canterbury, Justin Welby, calls for negotiations with the terrorist group, which he says is ‘merciless’


Clearly terrified and forced to cover their bodies in Muslim garb — black and grey full-length hijabs — the girls abducted by Islamic terrorists were shown yesterday for the first time in a deeply disturbing video.

Made to recite the Koran for the cameras at a secret camp in the dense forests of northern Nigeria, the unimaginable strain of their ordeal was etched into their unsmiling faces. It made the jovial demeanour of their deranged captor all the more shocking.

Wearing trademark military fatigues and orange bobble hat, Abubaker Shekau, the leader of the Islamic terror group Boko Haram, chuckled and confirmed his prisoners — the vast majority of them Christians — had been forced to convert to Islam. They would remain as his hostages unless jailed terrorists were freed, he said.