Boko Haram rebels say ready to exchange kidnapped Nigerian girls for prisoners

PARIS Mon May 12, 2014 5:50am EDT

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PARIS (Reuters) - Abubakar Shekau, the leader of Nigeria's Islamist Boko Haram militants, said on Monday he would release more than 200 schoolgirls abducted by his fighters in exchange for prisoners, according to a video seen by Agence France-Presse.

The French news agency said the 17-minute video showed about 100 girls wearing full veils praying in an undisclosed location.

(Reporting By John Irish; Editing by John Stonestreet)

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