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Boko Haram offers to swap kidnapped Nigerian girls for prisoners

ROUGH CUT (NO REPORTER NARRATION) The leader of the Nigerian Islamist rebel group Boko Haram has offered to release more than 200 schoolgirls abducted by his fighters last month in exchange for prisoners, according to a video seen on YouTube, which could not be independently verified by Reuters. About 100 girls wearing full veils and praying are shown in an undisclosed location in the 17-minute video in which Boko Haram leader Abubakar Shekau speaks. "By Allah, these girls will not leave our hands until you release our brothers in your prison. You took our brothers four or five years ago and now they are in your prisons - you do many things, and now you talk of these girls. We will not let them go until you release our brothers. We will not let them go until you release our brothers," he said, before naming a series of cities in Nigeria. It was not clear whether he was in the same location as the girls," he said. In the video, scores of girls in black and grey v

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