In a telephone chat with Tobi Oladipo of the BBC radio service, a scholar in the Boko haram camp said the sect will only release the kidnaped Chibok girls once their prisoners held by the government are released to them.
Yes we want the Nigerian government to release our members. As our leader Abubakar Shekau promised to the media, if today the government releases our members, tomorrow or the next day we promise you can see all of them (the girls) sure. We would release them tomorrow or the next day.
He also assured Nigerians and the world that the girls are in safe hands and are being taken good care of. Adding that both the Muslims and Christians are treated the same way without discrimination and that no harm will befall the girls cause in Islam killing of women and children is a sin.