Published: Wed, January 17, 2018
Medical | By Jackie Banks

New Boko Haram Video Purports To Show Chibok Girls

New Boko Haram Video Purports To Show Chibok Girls

The release of the suspects coincided with a new video released by Boko Haram, which purportedly showed some of the young women kidnapped by the group nearly three years ago now vowing to remain with their captors and never return home.

They (Boko Haram) abducted some of our people mostly men. At least three of the group were seen carrying babies. We are the ones you are crying about for us to come back.

In October 2016, Nigerian officials announce the release of 21 of the girls following talks between the government and Boko Haram, brokered by Switzerland and the International Committee of the Red Cross.

The video shows her surrounded by about 10 other young women, most of whose faces can be seen. He provides us with everything.

The jihadists seized 276 students from the Government Girls Secondary School on April 14, 2014, triggering global condemnation.

Of the some 220 girls abducted from their school in Chibok, northern Nigeria in April 2014, more than 100 have since been released after mediation while a handful of others have escaped. "We lack nothing", she added.

Shekau was also seen, firing a heavy machine gun and making a 13-minute-long sermon in which he said the remaining girls had "understood the folly" of secular education.

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Fifty-nine of them managed to escape in the hours that followed.

Boko Haram says they have converted to Islam and will not be released unless militant fighters held in custody are freed.

"The release of this particular video, according to some analysts, is to give Boko Haram an advantage in negotiations", Idris said. A group of almost 100 Chibok girls rescued in October 2016 initially to go with the soldiers who found them.

On January 4, the Nigerian army said it had rescued one of the girls' classmates in the remote Pulka region of Borno, near the border with Cameroon.

Since launching its violent campaign in 2009, Boko Haram has killed tens of thousands of people, displaced millions and staged attacks in neighbouring countries participating in a military operation against it.

The video also shows a group of policewomen, who were also abducted in Borno state previous year.

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