We are never coming home, say Chibok girls in video

Posted January 17, 2018

The jihadists seized 276 students from the Government Girls Secondary School on April 14, 2014, triggering global condemnation. At least three of the group were seen carrying babies.

The release occurred the same week that the terrorist group released video purportedly showing girls that it abducted from a school three years ago vowing to never return home.

"We want President Buhari to visit us and see the awful scenario being meted on our communities, " he said.

Later that month, Boko Haram release a video in which a woman claiming to be one of the Chibok girls is seen wearing a black veil and holding a gun. It was not clear when or where the latest message was recorded or whether those who appeared on camera were under duress.

Nigeria has released 244 people suspected to have been part of Boko Haram who officials said are "repentant" after undergoing rehabilitation.

"Poor souls, we pity our other Chibok girls who chose to return to Nigeria". He provides us with everything.

"But instead you chose to return to unbelief". "We are happy here - we have found our faith", she said.

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Shekau also features in the video, giving a long sermon of how the remaining girls "understood the folly" of western education.

Five people comprising two insurgents have been killed in an early morning attack in Pallam village of Madagali Local Government Area of Adamawa.

Fifty-seven of them managed to escape in the immediate aftermath of the abduction.

They have now returned to the northeast and are back in education at the American University of Nigeria, in the Adamawa state capital, Yola.

Security sources say this is the result of the combined efforts of Cameroon, Nigeria and Chad armies, as well as the involvement of the African Union Multinational Joint Force (FMM) in the fight against terrorism.

Since launching its violent campaign in 2009, Boko Haram has killed tens of thousands of people, displaced millions and staged attacks in neighbouring countries participating in a military operation against it.

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