Boko Haram: Video allegedly shows Chibok girls
Boko Haram released a new video on social media Sunday purporting to show some of the hundreds of Nigerian schoolgirls abducted from Chibok two years ago.
The video, more than 11 minutes long, is addressed to the “families of the Chibok girls.” In April 2014, Boko Haram militants kidnapped 276 teenage girls from their boarding school in Chibok on April 14, 2014.
In the video, a Boko Haram militant speaks in the Hausa language in front of a group of girls wearing headscarves.
The man asks the Nigerian government to release Boko Haram fighters who are in jail in exchange for the girls. The man also claims some of the girls were killed by an airstrike by Nigerian military jets, and that 40 of the girls have been married off.
The militants tekks parents of the girls to put pressure on the Nigerian government to release jailed fighters in exchange for the girls. He then issues a threat, saying the girls will never be rescued alive if the government uses force to rescue them.
The end of the video purportedly shows girls that the man claims are victims of the airstrikes.
CNN cannot confirm the authenticity of this video. It is unclear when the video was shot.