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Chibok girls kidnapped by Boko Haram paraded in new video

17 January 2018, 12:12 | Violet Powell

Boko Haram releases Video showing Shot Down Fighter Jet & Chibok Girls refusing to Go Home

'We Are Never Coming Back,' Kidnapped Chibok Girls Say in Boko Haram Video

The armed group seized 276 pupils from the Government Girls Secondary School in Chibok in April 2014.

He said: "They shot and killed a security man guarding the village Clinic and slaughtered a man that tried to escape, while the third victim was a shop owner who was burnt to death in his shop when they set fire on 18 lock-up shops in the village".

"This is a message to our parents in Nigeria, they should repent and bow to Boko Haram, we won't come back", one girl tells the camera.

The 20-minute-long video is the first since May past year when another woman who also claimed to be among the 219 seized from the town in Borno state said she wanted to stay. "We lack nothing", she added.

About 100 of the girls are still thought to be in captivity.

Al Jazeera could not independently verify that those appearing in the video were among those abducted in Chibok.

In April 2016, on the eve of the abduction's second anniversary, it emerges that Boko Haram has sent a "proof of life" video to the government.

Al Jazeera correspondent Ahmed Idris said the release of the video by Boko Haram is probably done to show Boko Haram is still a force to be reckoned with.

Another video showed women who were said to wives of policemen who were also abducted sometime ago.

Stills of the video published online also show Abubakar Shekau, the leader of one faction of Boko Haram.

The video, obtained by journalist Ahmed Salkida, was shared by Sahara Reporters.

The Nigerian government has previously said that the helicopter crashed because of a technical failure.

The Governor of Borno State, Kashim Shettima, commended the military for its ongoing de-radicalization efforts in the war against the nearly nine year old Boko Haram insurgency.

It initially claimed to be fighting for the creation of an Islamic state in Nigeria's Muslim north, but a range of demands by different people have since been issued.

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.

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