Yakubu Kabu confirmed to CNN that he noticed his daughter talking within the new video, which calls for the discharge of Boko Haram fighters in change for the kidnapped women.
The Nigerian authorities has stated it’s nonetheless “in contact” with Boko Haram and “working for the women’ launch,” the Federal Ministry of Info and Tradition stated on their official Fb web page.
“We’re being extraordinarily cautious as a result of the state of affairs has been compounded by the cut up within the management of Boko Haram,” stated Alhaji Lai Mohammed, Minister of Info of Tradition, based on the assertion.
Within the video a masked Boko Haram militant, holding a rifle, speaks within the Hausa language in entrance of a gaggle of round 50 women sporting headscarves.
A woman is picked out to reply questions on who she is and she or he provides her identify as Maida Yakubu.
Yakubu is then advised to move on a message to the Nigerian authorities asking them to launch Boko Haram fighters who’re in jail.
She additionally pleads with the mother and father of the women to intervene in order that she and others may be freed by the militant group.
“We aren’t pleased dwelling right here,” Yakubu says within the video. “I am begging our mother and father to satisfy the federal government to launch their individuals in order that we might be launched.”
Her father advised CNN that his daughter is also referred to as Dorcas Yakubu. He stated: “I am very, very completely satisfied I noticed my daughter on the video and I am very completely satisfied she’s alive. Some individuals has stated the kidnapping shouldn’t be true. Some individuals have stated they’re no extra alive. Now I see her and I do know she’s okay.”
Kabu added that he acknowledged many different women from Chibok within the video clip.
The video, greater than eleven minutes lengthy, is addressed to the “households of the Chibok women.”
Within the new video a few of the women stare blankly into the digital camera whereas others look petrified as the person reels off a collection of calls for, together with liberating Boko Haram fighters in change for the kidnapped women.
The video additionally exhibits what seems to be a number of lifeless and injured women strewn throughout the bottom. The person claims a number of the women have been killed by an airstrike by Nigerian army jets.
The militant additionally stated forty women have been married off.
He then points a menace, saying the women won’t ever be rescued alive if the federal government makes use of drive to rescue them.
Sources consider the timing of this new video is not any coincidence because it comes on the again of a management disaster inside Boko Haram.
Shehu Sani, a Nigerian senator, advised CNN: “That is extra of a present of power to the Nigerian authorities and to ISIS. Shekau needs to point out the nation and the world that he’s absolutely in cost and that he’s the one which ought to be negotiated with.”
Sani, a former negotiator and mediator with Boko Haram, added that it was troublesome for the Nigerian authorities to barter with Boko Haram for the discharge of the women as “there’s a lack of belief on each side.”
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