Post link 01 November 2014, 11:51 2014-11-01 17:59:08

LAGOS, Nov. 1 (Xinhua) -- Leader of the Nigerian Boko Haram insurgents, Abubakar Shekau has in a new video released on Friday said the over 200 abducted schoolgirls have been married to members of the group.

Campaigners from "#Bring Back Our Girls" march during a rally calling for the release of the Abuja school girls who were abducted by Boko Haram militants, in Abuja on Oct. 17, 2014. Reuters/Afolabi Sotunde

The video came to alter the general expectations from Nigerians that the girls might be released on Friday following an improved negotiation with the terrorists somewhere in Chad Republic.

A Xinhua reporter who watched the video in the country's northeast city of Maiduguri, said the Boko Haram leader also disowned Danladi Adamu, the man who claimed to be the Scribe of the sect.

Adamu quoted Shekau as saying that there was no cease-fire deal with the Nigerian government.

Last month, Nigeria's Defense Chief Alex Badeh announced that an agreement had been reached with the Boko Haram insurgents to end the hostilities and release the school girls who were earlier abducted by the terror group.

Badeh said he issued a directive to the members of the armed forces to comply with the cease-fire agreement, and that the Boko Haram, which seeks to enshrine the Islamic Sharia law in the Nigerian constitution, had also assured that the school girls and all other people in their captivity are all alive and well.

Nigeria, Africa's most populous country, is currently grappling with security challenges, including the insurgency of Boko Haram.

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