Al-Shabaab insist Nigerian girls voluntarily joined Boko Haram


A screengrab taken on May 12, 2014, from a video released by Nigerian Islamist extremist group Boko Haram.

ABUJA - Al-Qaeda-linked Somali insurgent group Al-Shabaab has dismissed reports that the Nigerian schoolgirls were kidnapped by Boko Haram.

It claims the girls left their school voluntarily to join the terror group and to convert to Islam. 

Our East Africa Bureau Chief Robyn Kriel reports from Nairobi. Watch this story in the gallery above.