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Boko Haram Says in Has Not Agreed to Ceasefire, Schoolgirls Have Been Married Off

  • Carrie Dedrick
    Religious persecution, missions, Christianity around the world
  • 2014 Nov 03
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Boko Haram leader Abubakar Shekau has denied that the terrorist organization agreed to a ceasefire with the Nigerian government. 


Shekau was featured in a video Friday (Oct. 31) saying, “We have not made ceasefire with anyone. We did not negotiate with anyone. It's a lie.”


"We will not negotiate. What is our business with negotiation? Allah said we should not,” Shekau continued. 


The Boko Haram leader also claimed that the girls kidnapped from a Chibok school on April 14 had already been converted to Islam and married off. 


The video contrasted with previous claims from the Nigerian government that a ceasefire had been established and negotiations for the girls’ return were underway. 


According to Human Right Watch, the militant group currently hold over 500 women and girls captive. 



Publication date: November 3, 2014