A video reportedly made by Boko Haram fighters has been launched. It purports to point out a few of the 300 Nigerian schoolboys kidnapped by the Islamist militant group final week within the northwest of the nation.
The six-minute video, printed on Thursday by Nigerian information web site HumAngle, apparently reveals a few of the youngsters pleading with the federal government to free them by paying the ransoms demanded by the terrorists.
Within the footage, a visibly upset little one says he’s among the many tons of of scholars taken by the Boko Haram group led by Abubakar Shekau, who oversaw the 2014 kidnapping of not less than 200 schoolgirls within the Nigerian city of Chibok.
Talking in each English and the native language Hausa, the boy goes on to say that a few of the kidnapped youngsters have been killed by Nigerian troopers, and that different troops despatched to rescue them ought to be despatched again.
Dozens of youngsters could be seen within the background of the footage, shot in a wooded space, and a few seem like crying.
Militants armed with AK-47s entered the city of Kankara in Katsina state on December 11, earlier than storming the Authorities Science Secondary College, firing pictures and abducting the boys, in an assault claimed by Boko Haram.
Not less than 337 college students stay unaccounted for, Katsina’s Governor Aminu Masari mentioned on Thursday.
A guardian and faculty worker mentioned on the time of the assault that round half of the 800 pupils had been lacking.
Talking in regards to the abduction of the boys on Monday, Masari mentioned that Nigerian intelligence had “situated their place” and that President Muhammadu Buhari had been briefed on rescue efforts.
“The abductors of our kids have made contacts with the federal government and talks are ongoing to make sure their security and return to their respective households,” he mentioned in a tweet.
Lately, Nigeria’s northwest area has been blighted by violence involving Boko Haram and different teams, with 8,000 individuals killed since 2011, in response to the Worldwide Disaster Group (ICG) assume tank.
Thursday’s video has not been verified, and there has not but been any remark about it from the Nigerian Armed Forces or President Buhari.
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