Global Week in Review: Boko Haram Threatens to Sell Nigerian Girls

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Boko Haram Threatens to Sell Abducted School Girls as "Slaves"

In this week’s global news, violence continues to escalate in Ukraine, WHO says polio has become a global health emergency and more. — Patrice Peck

In a videotape received Monday, Nigeria’s Boko Haram leader Abubakar Shekau claimed responsibility for the abducting of more than 300 school girls and has threatened to sell the 276 that remain. "They are slaves and I will sell them because I have the market to sell them,” the Islamic extremist leader said, according to AP. Unverified reports made last week alleged that some of the girls were forced to marry their abductors. 

(Photo: Gbemiga Olamikan/AP Photo, File) 

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