Nigerian Islamist leader of Boko Haram threatens to sell over 200 kidnapped Nigerian girls
May 5, 2014 – LOS ANGELES — Fears for the fate of more than 200 Nigerian girls turned even more nightmarish Monday when the leader of the Islamist militant group that kidnapped them announced plans to sell them.
“I abducted your girls. I will sell them in the market, by Allah,” a man claiming to be Boko Haram leader Abubakar Shekau said in a video first obtained by Agence France-Presse.
“There is a market for selling humans. Allah says I should sell. He commands me to sell. I will sell women. I sell women,” he continued, according to a CNN translation from the local Hausa language.
Boko Haram is a terrorist group receiving training from al Qaeda affiliates, according to U.S. officials. Its name means “Western education is sin.” In his nearly hourlong, rambling video, Shekau repeatedly called for Western education to end.
A group of about 100 activists protested on the corner of Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd and Crenshaw in South Los Angeles demanding that the Nigerian leaders return the girls home unharmed. #bringbackourgirls