Boko Haram video shows missing Chibok girls
Aug.14, Abuja: The Islamist group Boko Haram in Negeria has released a video purporting to show some of the kidnapped Chibok schoolgirls. Some 50 girls wearing headscarves are seen behind a Boko Haram militant who demands the release of fighters in return for freeing the girls.
The group seized 276 girls from their school in the northern town of Chibok; 219 are believed to still be held.
This is the third video said to show the girls since they were captured. The footage shows the militant, a gun slung over his shoulder, carrying out a staged interview with one of the girls, who calls herself Maida Yakubu and says she is from Chibok.
The girl is prompted by her interviewer to urge the government to release imprisoned Boko Haram militants.
Another girl among those standing in the background can be seen with a baby. It is feared that many of the schoolgirls have been sexually abused and forced into "marriage" by their captors.
The video also shows a separate scene with bodies on the ground, which the group suggests are those of girls killed by government air strikes.
Boko Haram has waged a violent campaign for years in northern Nigeria in its quest for Islamic rule, and a faction of the group recently pledged loyalty to so-called Islamic State, BBC reported.
The Oslo Times International News Network