Weeks after 200 school girls were kidnapped in eastern Nigeria, the Islamist militant group Boko Haram is claiming responsibility. The group is threatening to “sell them on the market.” The kidnapped occurred on the same day as a bomb blast, also been blamed on Boko Haram, that killed 75 people. The militants say they are fighting to reiinstate a media-eval Islamic state in north Nigeria. The outrageous threat means the girls ‘parents’ worst fears could be realized.
AM 820 News anchor Robert Pankau spoke to ABC News correspondent Tom Rivers.