Boko Haram has kidnapped before -- successfully

May 12, 2014 8:44 PM

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Boko Haram has kidnapped before -- successfully

(CNN) -- The new video released by Boko Haram leader Abubakar Shekau makes a simple demand: He won't release the more than 200 schoolgirls his group abducted from a school northern Nigeria "until after you release our brethren."

The "brethren" he refers to include several hundred Boko Haram fighters, including key commanders, currently held in jails in Nigeria, as well as in Niger and Cameroon.

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