Boko Haram released a new video Monday that purports to show some of the abducted Nigerian schoolgirls, according to the Agence France-Press news agency.
In the video, Abubakar Shekau, the leader of the Boko Haram, claims the girls have converted to Islam and says he is prepared to exchange the girls for militant prisoners. One hundred or so girls can be seen wearing full-length hijabs and reciting what sounds like the first verse of the Qur’an. Three of the missing girls are shown speaking on camera.
The video’s authenticity has yet to be confirmed, however, and it is so far not clear when the footage was taken.