Nigeria Abduction Video: Schoolgirls ‘Recognized’

Nigeria Abduction Video: Schoolgirls ‘Recognized’

In this  photo taken from video  by Nigeria's Boko Haram terrorist network, Monday May 12, 2014 shows the alleged missing girls abducted from the northeastern town of Chibok. The new video purports to show dozens of abducted schoolgirls, covered in jihab and praying in Arabic. It is the first public sight of the girls since more than 300 were kidnapped from a northeastern school the night of April 14  exactly four weeks ago. (AP Photo)
In this photo taken from video by Nigeria’s Boko Haram terrorist network, Monday May 12, 2014 shows the alleged missing girls abducted from the northeastern town of Chibok. The new video purports to show dozens of abducted schoolgirls, covered in jihab and praying in Arabic. (AP Photo)

 

(BBC) – Relatives and friends of the abducted Nigerian schoolgirls have identified some of them from a video released by Boko Haram Islamist militants.

The footage showed about 130 of more than 200 girls who were kidnapped a month ago from their boarding school in Borno state reciting Koranic verses.

Boko Haram’s leader says the captured girls who have not converted to Islam can be swapped for jailed fighters.

Nigeria’s government says it is considering all options.

In another development, the country’s president is seeking a six-month extension to the year-old state of emergency in three north-eastern states worst hit by Boko Haram attacks.

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