Transcript for Kidnapped Nigerian Girls Reportedly Converted to Islam
first the brand-new video of the kidnapped girls. It appears to show 130 of the victims huddled together wearing Muslim headdresses reciting parts of the Koran. Hamish Macdonald is there with all of the details. Reporter: Good morning, the video runs 17 minutes long and features the leader of boko harm claiming to be with some of the missing schoolgirls. He says they've been converted to Islam and that the group would swap them in exchange for prisoners. ABC news can confirm there is a specific group they want held in the west of the country but for Nigeria's government that's problematic and say they will eliminate boko harm. I can report to you, the search has widened and it is very clear that some of the girls may no longer be inside Nigeria. Tricky for them but are they trying to pursue negotiations? Reporter: They absolutely are trying to pursue some negotiations. The president's office has said to us they don't know if they're talking to the right cells within boko harm. And also that there's a hard-core center of the group which they believe might not even be possible to negotiate with. They're so violent. Hamish, thanks very much. Now to the relentless severe weather. Tornadoes ripping through the
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