Boko Haram has released a video (see below) showing some of the Chibok girls who were abducted from their school in April 2014.
In the video, the dreaded terrorist group showed the faces of some girls numbering about 50, in hijabs.
An unknown Boko Haram terrorist asked the President Muhammadu Buhari-led federal government to release its fighters who were captured by security operatives in exchange for the girls.
In a series of tweets, Ahmad Salkida, a journalist who has had access to Boko Haram, confirms that the girls in the video are indeed the abducted Chibok girls, and that some of them have fallen victims to airstrikes from the Nigerian Air Force in a bid to decimate the terrorist group.
Boko Haram released a new video in the late hours of Saturday, August 13.
What we know so far, and what we can learn from it:
1. This is the second big Boko Haram’s video that shows Chibok girls 852 days after their abduction.
2. Boko Haram address President Muhammadu Buhari and restate its demands from him.
3. Many of the girls can be seen. A Chibok girl is being interviewed by a Boko Haram member, narrates how airstrikes have killed dozens of her mates.
4. Horrifying images of some of the Chibok girls alleged to have died in airstrikes are shown.
See some snapshots from the latest footage by Nigeria’s dreaded terror group:
The administration of President Buhari has recorded a renewed onslaught against Boko Haram that has been successful pushing them further into the bush and engaging them in ground and air attacks.
The president previously said that the release of the girls is considered a priority and this was evident in the way the army has been dealing with terrorists.
The rescue of Amina Ali Nkek, who is one of the Chibok girls, by members of the Civilian Joint Task Force has raised hope in the possibility of the Buhari administration to curb insurgency.
The girls numbering about 276 were abducted from their school in Chibok, Borno state, in the late hours of April 14, 2014. Dozens were able to escape shortly after the abduction. However, the fate of 218 teen girl hostages still remains unknown.