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

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

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