Boko Haram: Shekau Vows To Sell, Marry Off Abducted Girls In New Video

Boko Haram leader, Abubakar Shekau has helped the federal government locate the abducted schoolgirls, hours after President Jonathan said the government did not know wherea the girls are being held. In a video released yesterday, he said, “I abducted your girls and I will sell them in the market”.

The video raised fears the girls might have been sold to Islamist fighters across the boarder, as hinted by a leader in Chibok where the girls were kidnapped.

The video by Boko Haram’s leader admitting responsibility for the abduction immediately elicited response from the Defence Headquarters which said it was taking the video seriously.

Shekau was seen dressed in combat fatigues in the latest video. He stood in front of an armoured personnel carrier and two pick-up trucks mounted with sub-machine guns. Six armed men stood beside him with their faces covered.


The images of the video obtained by AFP are blurry at times but zoom in to Shekau, who spoke in Hausa, Arabic, as well as English.

For the first 14 minutes of the 57 minutes video, he takes a swipe at democracy, Western education, efforts for Muslims and Christians to live in peace and rails against non-believers in Islam.

“I abducted a girl at a Western education school and you are disturbed. I said Western education should end. Western education should end. Girls, you should go and get married,” he said.

“I will repeat this: Western education should fold up. I abducted your girls. I will sell them in the market, by Allah,” Shekau said, claiming his group was holding the girls as “slaves”.

“I will marry off a woman at the age of 12. I will marry off a girl at the age of nine,” he said elsewhere in the video.

Some leaders in Chibok had earlier quoted their “impeccable source” as saying the girls had been taken across Nigeria’s borders with Chad and Cameroon and sold as brides for as little as $12.

International attention on the plight of the missing girls was initially slow but has grown quickly in recent days, in part because of a social media campaign #BringBackOurGirls which has trended globally.


  1. It’s unbelievable that this idiot is that is representing shekau come out openly with your own name stop using his name,shekau is dead there is many evidence to prove his death.

  2. pls if i may ask, who re those Boko Haram? re they realy existing group? if although the knew they re supper terrorist, why they cant come out for war, for meooooo i precisely called F.G in perticular as Boko Haram and only the almighty God can unit us back in this country.

  3. Sect? This is no sect, it’s a bunch of gun toting idiots who think they are men. Ignorance is bliss! And doing what they doing in the name of Allah is supposed to win over infidels? And where is the pitiful government? Taking a break? Waiting for their cut of the sale of the girls? Disgusting, and msdness, all of it.

    With the leader on the US terrorist leader list, let’s hope a drone will find them soon. If it were my call, there would be a quick and dirty overwhelming strike on these thugs, with the same mercy they’ve shown others.

  4. Has anyone seen d movie,iron man3,pls do cos wats happening now in Nigeria is just d case of mystery mandarin in it,d boko haram is just a farce,I guess it must b d US trying to disintegrate us,see dem recently warning dt lagos too wld b attacked soon,who re they to predict dt means dey know it all,lets not give dem a chance to infiltrate into our country to steal our oil like dey e done in Iraq,Afghanistan & d likes,dey wld cause d conflict den dey wld come in on d pretext dey want to settle peacefully while dey steal our oil secretly,I say lets not give dem dt chance,d world is coming to an end now & it is written in d bible dt a great nation will rise up&dominate d world& dts America,long live nigeria.

  5. One fact about this whole thing is dat boko haram has sponsors in d government house, and it’s such a pity that our president is helpless about it. One of our major problems in dis country is Jonathan. He is politically immature to rule this country. Let me sound this fact that Nigeria is a country that you can’t rule by luck. Jonathan is just lucky to become the president. Remember he was a vice governor, then cos of the crisis then, he became the governor. Then Obasanjo ‘installed’ him as our vice president, and then Ya’ Adua died and he became the president. It’s like bringing a student from JSS 3 to SS3. It doesn’t work like that. U don’t rule a country by luck. You need to have the experience and the capacity to rule Nigeria. Wen u jump the ladder and become the president, this is what u get. Only God will help us.

  6. Eve thank u fr ur comment. Dats exactly wat I think bt d fact remains dat disunity is their aim. Muslims re d scapegoat dey use all over. Islam is a religion of peace and dos called boko haram re nt acting based on islam bt their whims. There is no place fr their actions in islam. Every religion can be misintepretd bt I assure u boko haram re nt muslims. They re only pawns bein used nd dey nd their masters ll certainly pay. Nigerians shld stay united nd pray fr a better president

  7. The idiot that is disguising as shekau should come out & say i am ar fighting western education,the gun you ar holding is product of western education,the clothes yoi ar putting on is a product of western education,the sources in which you are communicating thruo is a product of western eduction,so who are you fooling is just yourslf you ar fooling,come out state your mission & stop hiding in the disguise of western & your sponsors are cawords & idiot.Boko Haram my foot.shame on you & your sponsors,your generation shall be slave for ever just as you have put cannot do any of such thing to sell those girls,bcos i know you a marrying out 9 & 12 old girls is wat your religion teaches you,shameless religion.

  8. @King who do u have in mind to rule us since Jonathan is immature,better pray to God and stop blabbing about maturity and imaturity God is the only solution to all this no man not even u.

    • The answer is simple. they are copying from christians who in 1940s killed 5 million jews and have also carried out various crusades before that to kill a lot of people who opposed the church. Go read ur history and see how much violence christianity has as well.

  9. God bless u eve,king,dolly and joe for ur comments. For those saying rubbish about islam and muslims, I advise dat they should get themselves a copy of english quran to have a clear picture of d religion of peace (islam) and also take a look at d book ‘makers of civilization’ to know d real meaning of d so called “crusade”. Everybody heard when U.S.A predicted dat Nigeria will split up by 2015.To me, it was not a prediction but revelation on what d U.S planned to achieve in Nigeria by that year. So, they are doing everything possible to achieve their goal under d guise of boko haram,gay marriage etc.

  10. Most of ur comments run short of ideas,the problem does nt come frm our president,u can hardly win a war of the unforseen,only God helping,ask the yankees they will tell u.dis nt the time to argue religion or our president, it is the time to come together folks ad fight it,I volumtier my self for dis job,nt minding dieing for dis nation ad our girlz.Now is the time folks,are u still sitting down.


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