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Nigeria: Boko Haram Terrorists Video Claims Chibok Girls Want to Stay

Boko Haram Propaganda - 14 Chibok Girls Vow Not to Return

The terrorist group Boko Haram on Monday released a propaganda video purporting to show at least 14 of the stolen Chibok girls, with a spokesperson among them claiming that they would not return to their parents and Nigeria.

The 20-minute-long video, obtained by AFP is the first since May last year, when another woman who also claimed to be among the 219 seized from the town in Borno state said she wanted to stay.

Both videos will compound the suffering of the girls' families and friends but also indicate the extent to which they may have become influenced by their captors.

Watch the video on AFP You Tube account:https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vj_kvp1GZDQ

All of those who were shown on camera were wearing black or blue hijabs and at least three were carrying babies.

One of the students, her face covered by a veil, said: "We are the Chibok girls that you cry for us to return to you. By the grace of Allah, we will not return to you.

"Poor souls, we pity our other Chibok girls who chose to return to Nigeria. Allah blessed you and brought you to the caliphate for you to worship your creator.

"But instead you chose to return to unbelief."

It was not clear when or where the latest message, in Hausa and the local Chibok language, was recorded or whether those who appeared on camera were under duress.

The woman speaking said the Boko Haram factional leader Abubakar Shekau had "married us off".

"We live in comfort. He provides us with everything. We lack nothing," she added.

Shekau was also seen, firing a heavy machine gun and making a 13-minute-long sermon in which he said the remaining girls had "understood the folly" of secular education.

Both videos will compound the suffering of the girls' families and friends but also indicate the extent to which they may have become influenced by their captors.

Watch the video on AFP You Tube account:https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vj_kvp1GZDQ

All of those who were shown on camera were wearing black or blue hijabs and at least three were carrying babies.

One of the students, her face covered by a veil, said: "We are the Chibok girls that you cry for us to return to you. By the grace of Allah, we will not return to you.

"Poor souls, we pity our other Chibok girls who chose to return to Nigeria. Allah blessed you and brought you to the caliphate for you to worship your creator.

"But instead you chose to return to unbelief."

It was not clear when or where the latest message, in Hausa and the local Chibok language, was recorded or whether those who appeared on camera were under duress.

The woman speaking said the Boko Haram factional leader Abubakar Shekau had "married us off".

"We live in comfort. He provides us with everything. We lack nothing," she added.

Shekau was also seen, firing a heavy machine gun and making a 13-minute-long sermon in which he said the remaining girls had "understood the folly" of secular education.

Both videos will compound the suffering of the girls' families and friends but also indicate the extent to which they may have become influenced by their captors.

Watch the video on AFP You Tube account:https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vj_kvp1GZDQ

All of those who were shown on camera were wearing black or blue hijabs and at least three were carrying babies.

One of the students, her face covered by a veil, said: "We are the Chibok girls that you cry for us to return to you. By the grace of Allah, we will not return to you.

"Poor souls, we pity our other Chibok girls who chose to return to Nigeria. Allah blessed you and brought you to the caliphate for you to worship your creator.

"But instead you chose to return to unbelief."

It was not clear when or where the latest message, in Hausa and the local Chibok language, was recorded or whether those who appeared on camera were under duress.

The woman speaking said the Boko Haram factional leader Abubakar Shekau had "married us off".

"We live in comfort. He provides us with everything. We lack nothing," she added.

Shekau was also seen, firing a heavy machine gun and making a 13-minute-long sermon in which he said the remaining girls had "understood the folly" of secular education.

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