Boko Haram released a video yesterday of the girls allegedly kidnapped from Chibok in April 2014, showing some who are still alive and claiming others died in air strikes.
The video is the latest release from embattled Boko Haram leader Abubakar Shekau, who earlier this month denied claims that he had been replaced as the leader of the jihadist group.
“They should know that their children are still in our hands,” a man whose face was covered by a turban said in the video posted on YouTube.
“There is a number of the girls, about 40 of them, that have been married by the decision of Allah,” the man said in the 11-minute video, which shows girls with veils sitting on the ground and standing in the background.
“Some of them have died as a result of aerial bombardment.”
The mass kidnapping of 276 Chibok schoolgirls in April 2014 provoked global outrage.