Abubakar Shekau, leader of the Boko Haram Islamist sect, in a 17-minute new video said that policewomen abducted in Borno State last week have become their slaves.
Female police officers were kidnapped after Boko Haram fighters attacked a convoy of security personnel in the Damboa area of Borno last week.
The officers were going to a burial in Adamawa State when the unfortunate incident happened.
In the video, Shekau criticised the military for saying Boko Haram has been defeated.
“I want to tell you that we were the ones that attacked the convoy, here are the vehicles for all to witness, we are the ones that abducted the female police officers, in fact, they are senior female police officers,” he said.
“What we did is nothing when compared to our women, children, and friends that have been wiped out or arrested for many years by the Nigerian government. We only abducted them to serve as slaves to us.”