Nigeria's Boko Haram claims abduction of over 200 schoolgirls

Reuters News
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Posted: May 05, 2014 8:06 AM

ABUJA (Reuters) - The Islamist militant group Boko Haram claimed responsibility on Monday for the abduction of more than 200 schoolgirls during a raid in the village of Chibok in northeast Nigeria last month, the French news agency AFP reported, citing a video it had obtained.

"I abducted your girls," Boko Haram leader Abubakar Shekau said in the video, according to AFP. It did not immediately give further details.

(Reporting by Tim Cocks; Editing by Kevin Liffey)