LAGOS, Nigeria (AP) — A video appearing to show proof of life of some of Nigeria’s kidnapped Chibok girls is being aired along with images of tearful parents recognizing their daughters, unheard of since the mass abduction by Boko Haram extremists two years ago.
CNN on Wednesday showed video believed to be made in December of one mother reaching out to a computer screen as she recognizes her daughter — “My Saratu,” she wails.
On the night of April 14, 2014, Boko Haram kidnapped 276 schoolgirls at the Government Girls Secondary School in the northeast town of Chibok.
Dozens escaped, but 219 remain missing.
The failure of Nigerian officials and the military to rescue the girls brought international condemnation and helped President Goodluck Jonathan lose in elections last year.