CNN has obtained a video purportedly showing 15 missing Chibok girls after 2 years in Boko Haram captivity. Tagged proof of life recording, the 2 minutes video believed to have been shot in December last year, was obtained from one of the people negotiating for the release of the girls.
The video shows some of the girls mentioning their names while a portion of the video shows some of their mothers identifying the girls.
Rifkatu Ayuba who is one of the mothers of the girls saw her 17 year old daughter Saratu for the first time after the video was shown to her.
“My Saratu!” she wailed, reaching out to a laptop screen, the closest she’s been to her child in two years. “I felt like removing her from the screen. If I could, I would have removed her from the screen.” she said.
A source close to negotiations between Boko Haram and the Nigerian govt said the video was provided by the terror group as an act of good faith.
It will be exactly 2 years tomorrow since the girls were abducted from their school, Government Girls Secondary School, Chibok in Borno state.
Watch the video here