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Boko Haram Show Kidnapped Nigerian Girls Alive in New Video

Image: Boko Haram Show Kidnapped Nigerian Girls Alive in New Video

(Screengrab of Boko Haram video)

By    |   Monday, 15 Aug 2016 11:19 AM

Nigerian militant group Boko Haram released a video that appears to show dozens of schoolgirls who were kidnapped two years ago, while also claiming that some of the girls were killed in airstrikes.

The group kidnapped more than 270 girls from their school in Chibok, Nigeria, in April 2014. More than 200 remain missing after dozens were able to flea to safety, Reuters reported.

In the video, a masked man appears with dozens of girls.

"We want to send this message first to the parents of these girls for them to know that these girls are still with us, some of them, and secondly they should tell the Federal Government of Nigeria, to with immediate effect, release our imprisoned brothers," the man said, according to Reuters. "Some of the girls, about 40 of them with God's permission have been married, some of them have died as a result of bombing by the infidels."

The Nigerian army is seeking to question journalist Ahmed Salkida and two others, Ahmed U Bolori and Aisha Wakil, whom are suspected of having ties to Boko Haram, Al Jazeera reported.

"There is no doubt that these individuals have links with Boko Haram terrorists and have contacts with them," army spokesman Colonel Sani Kukasheka Usman said in a statement. "They must therefore come forward and tell us where the group is keeping the Chibok Girls and other abducted persons to enable us rescue them."

About 50 girls appear in the video, according to the BBC. One girl in the video is seen with a baby. Another is interviewed asking parents to appeal to the government. The video also shows the bodies of other girls said to have been killed in airstrikes.

Yakubu Kabu, the father of the girl seen speaking in the video said he was overjoyed to see her alive, CNN reported.

"I'm very, very happy I saw my daughter on the video and I'm very happy she's alive," he said. "Some people has said the kidnapping is not true. Some people have said they are no more alive. Now I see her and I know she's OK."

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Nigerian militant group Boko Haram released a video that appears to show dozens of schoolgirls who were kidnapped two years ago, while also claiming that some of the girls were killed in airstrikes.
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