Militants offer schoolgirls in exchange for prisoners

Almost a month after they were abducted from their lessons, today the world saw for the first time the faces of the missing Nigerian schoolgirls. In a video released by their captors, the Islamist group Boko Haram, apparently shows more than a hundred of them huddled together, praying aloud.

The pictures came with a warning from the leader of the militants: the girls won't be released until his own fighters held in prison are freed.

ITV News International Affairs Editor Rageh Omaar has travelled to Borno in northern Nigeria where the abductions took place.

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