IN retaliation for the arrest of members' wives and
relatives, the violent Islamic sect, Boko Haram,
announced on Monday that it had kidnapped some
women, young girls and children.
A BBC report quoted leader of the sect, Sheikh
Abubakar Shekau, to have said in a video just
released that the sect was holding the hostages
until relatives of members in custody were
"If they do not leave our wives and children, we will
not leave them," Shekau was quoted as saying. He
was said to have said that anyone taken by the
group could begin a new life as a "servant," without
going into detail.
The BBC report also said the video showed women
and children purportedly being held.
In the video, a Kalashnikov assault rifle sits over
Shekau's right shoulder as he speaks while the
background is covered with a rug. "It's unclear when
the video was shot," the report said.
"In the video, Mr. Shekau also said the group was
behind two recent attacks in the North-East, which
left an estimated 240 people dead."
Source: Punch NG
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