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Tampa, Florida -- As a Tampa doctor announces a Bay Area rally, a new video showing kidnapped Nigerian school girls has been released.

CNN is reporting: "A Boko Haram video emerged Monday purportedly showing some of the kidnapped Nigerian girls in headdresses and the terror group's leader declaring they have converted to Islam.

"The 27-minute footage shows girls wearing Hijab headdresses and reciting the Quran as they make Islamic declarations of faith.

"It was shot in a nondescript area of a [rural area]."

We've now learned when Tampa Bay will join a worldwide movement -- the Bay Area will host a #BringBackOurGirls rally on Friday at 3 p.m. at the gates of the University of Tampa.

Rallies around the world have called for action to find and rescue nearly 300 Nigerian girls. They were kidnapped a month ago and they're still missing.

For the first time, we're hearing from one of the few girls who escaped. A CNN correspondent spoke with the girl, whose identity was hidden for her safety.

Agence Free Press reports that this is the first seen video of captured Nigerian school girls by terrorist group Boko Haram. Boko Haram claims the girls are safe and will be returned in exchange for their militants being held in Nigerian jails.

The girl said fighters from the militant group Boko Haram showed up at her school with a row of buses and gathered the girls at gunpoint.

A villager said it was like the terrorists were going shopping. The girl got away, but she's still terrified.

You can join the discussion on Twitter right now using the hashtags #BringBackOurGirls and #10News.

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