Boko Haram video purportedly shows some kidnapped Chibok girls

Boko Haram video purportedly shows some kidnapped Chibok girls

BREAKING: Boko Haram releases videos showing how they shot down Nigeria fighter jet and second video of kidnapped women and remaining Chibok girls.

Around 270 schoolgirls were kidnapped from their school in April 2014. We are the ones you are crying about for us to come back.

Contrary information Nigerians and indeed the world has been fed with by the Federal Government and the military, Abubakar Shekau, the leader of the dreaded Boko Haram sect, has refuted all claims by Nigerian military that he has been wounded or killed saying "I am alive and well".

A group of about 12 teenage girls and young women, some of whom are holding babies, are seen in the 21-minute video.

One of the students says: 'We are the Chibok girls.

It is not clear when the video was shot but it seems meant to disprove a recent claim by the Nigerian army that Shekau was fatally injured following bombardments of his hideouts by troops - and possibly bait to hasten negotiations with Abuja, which has vowed to return all the girls.

"Some also believe this particular video is to show that Boko Haram is still a potent force", he added said.

Boko Haram's name broadly translates into English from the Hausa that is widely spoken in northern Nigeria as "Western education is sinful".

A campaign for the release of their classmates has had the support of Hollywood stars to global leaders.

Fifty-nine of them managed to escape in the hours that followed, and 107 of the girls have now been either found, rescued or released as part of government negotiations with the Islamic State group affiliate. "By the grace of Allah, we are never coming back".

The years-long conflict has left at least 20,000 people dead and displaced more than 2.6 million. Three others later returned on their own while Abuja negotiated the release of 103 others from their captors in deals brokered by Swiss authorities, the Red Cross, and some local activists.

Central states such as Benue have often seen violence over religious, ancestral and cultural differences.

Last week his spokesman said the suggestion that Buhari was not taking action regarding the herdsmen because of his ethnicity was "disturbing", adding that such clashes predated Buhari's administration.



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