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Nigeria kidnapped girls 'shown in Boko Haram video' - BBC News
Posted On 05/13/2014 03:56:12 by lagosadmin
It will come as a relief for the parents to see at least some of the kidnapped girls alive. The video shows 136 girls sitting on the floor, wearing hijabs and repeatedly citing the first verse of Koran, followed by the words: "Allah is the only God who should be worshipped and the Prophet Muhammad is the only messenger." This is a pronouncement of their conversion to Islam.[Finish Article ]... Read More

Nigeria scorns Boko Haram's captive girls swap offer - BBC News
Posted On 05/13/2014 03:56:11 by lagosadmin
The video released on Monday showed 136 girls, and was interspersed with militants explaining that they had "converted" to Islam. Three of the girls - wearing full-length cloaks - are shown speaking. Two say they were Christian and have converted, while the other says she is Muslim.[Finish Article ]... Read More

Nigeria girls' abduction: US deploys manned planes - BBC News
Posted On 05/13/2014 03:56:05 by lagosadmin
However, Interior Minister Abba Moro appeared to dismiss the offer, saying no exchange would take place. The reason for the discrepancy was unclear. The BBC's Mark Doyle, in the capital Abuja, says it appears some sort of negotiations will take place because of the large presence of international advisers in the country, including hostage negotiators.[Finish Article ]... Read More

Nigeria kidnapping: How can foreign teams help? - BBC News
Posted On 05/12/2014 22:56:08 by lagosadmin
The arrival in Nigeria of foreign teams of experts to assist in finding and freeing the kidnapped schoolgirls raises expectations of a speedy resolution. Britain, the US, France, China and Israel have all now sent teams of counter-terrorism officials and other specialists to Abuja. But what can they actually achieve?[Finish Article ]... Read More

Boko Haram Video: We'll Exchange Nigerian Girls For Prisoners - NBCNews.com
Posted On 05/12/2014 12:56:11 by lagosadmin
A screengrab taken on May 12, 2014, from a video of Nigerian Islamist extremist group Boko Haram obtained by AFP shows girls, wearing the full-length hijab and praying in an undisclosed rural location. Boko Haram released a new video claiming to show the missing Nigerian schoolgirls, alleging they had converted to Islam and would not be released until all militant prisoners were freed. A total of 276 girls were abducted on April 14 from the northeastern town of Chibok, in Borno state, which has... Read More

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