As Nigeria and the rest of the world mark the 2nd year of the abduction of over 200 girls from a school dormitory in Chibok, Maiduguri, their captors, Boko Haram has released a new video as proof that the girls are still alive.
CNN exclusively obtained footage of over a dozen Chibok girls – 15 to be exact, two years after they were abducted from their school in Borno state.
CNN also showed the video to their parents, and you can see them confirm the girls are their daughters, and break down in tears.Two mothers, Rifkatu Ayuba and Mary Ishaya, said they recognised their daughters in the video while a third mother, Yana Galang, identified five of the missing girls, Reuters reported.
The video has however raised other questions as to how talks are proceeding over the girls’ release – what is the motive for releasing the video to a media house in the middle of negotiations that have the trust of all involved?
However, a solidarity protest in going on the the country with #RescueOurGirlsNow.