Nigeria missing girls: Boko Haram leader says captors converted to Islam

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By Aminu Abubakar and Faith Karimi

(CNN) — A Boko Haram video emerged Monday purportedly showing some of the kidnapped Nigerian girls in headdresses and the terror group’s leader declaring they have converted to Islam.

The 27-minute footage shows girls wearing Hijab headdresses and reciting the Quran as they make Islamic declarations of faith.

It was shot in a nondescript area of a bush.

Last month, a convoy of Islamist militants drove into a school in northeastern Nigeria, abducted nearly 300 girls and fled into the night. At least 276 girls remain missing since the terror group seized them on April 14.

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