A man claiming to be Boko Haram’s leader has said he’ll sell the more than 200 girls that the Islamist militant group abducted from a rural Nigerian school last month.
“I abducted your girls. I will sell them in the market, by Allah,” a man claiming to be Abubakar Shekau says in a video, according to a CNN translation from the local Hausa language. “There is a market for selling humans. Allah says I should sell. He commands me to sell. I will sell women. I sell women.”
The nearly hourlong video, first obtained Monday by Agence France-Presse, appears to be Boko Haram’s first public confirmation that it abducted the girls on April 14 in northeastern Nigeria’s restive Borno state.