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Nigeria Weighs Swap as Boko Haram Shows Video of Girls

Nigeria said it was considering a prisoner exchange with Boko Haram after the Islamist group threatened to hold schoolgirls it abducted last month until detained members are freed.

Abubakar Shekau, leader of the militant group, made the claim in a video sent to reporters yesterday that shows about 130 girls reciting lines from the Koran. It wasn’t clear where the video was shot and if the girls in the footage were those abducted. The U.S. has “no reason to question the authenticity of the video,” State Department spokeswoman Jen Psaki said yesterday.