MORE than a dozen of the Chibok schoolgirls kidnapped by Nigerian jihadis have appeared in a new clip - and refused to return home to their families. "We are the Chibok girls".
Four civilians were killed Monday night in the Cameroonian town of Roum (Far North), in an attack attributed to Boko Haram, security sources told APA.The circumstances of the attack, in which several houses and a church were set on fire, are still unclear; however, it is believed that the attackers had immediately returned to the Nigerian side of the border from where they came. At least three of the group were seen carrying babies.
"We are the Chibok girls, you have been crying we should be released".
The 22-minute video shows 14 girls and women, all in hijab and some in full niqab, vowing their loyalty to the terrorist group.
The jihadists seized 276 students from the Government Girls Secondary School in the mostly Christian town in Borno state on April 14, 2014, triggering global condemnation.
"Poor souls, we pity our other Chibok girls who chose to return to Nigeria".
About 100 of the girls are still thought to be in captivity.
"We live in comfort". Among Boko Haram's most popular strategies to terrorize is to abduct girls en masse and "marry" them off to terrorists, impregnating them and ensuring a stable population of children to use in.
Shekau is also seen in the video, firing a heavy machine gun and making a 13-minute-long sermon.
"The latest release can definitely be tied to the Nigerian government's claim that Boko Haram is defeated", said Ryan Cummings, director of risk management consultancy Signal Risk.
Five people comprising two insurgents have been killed in an early morning attack in Pallam village of Madagali Local Government Area of Adamawa.
Fifty-nine of them managed to escape in the hours that followed, and 107 of the girls have now been either found, rescued or released as part of government negotiations with the Islamic State group affiliate.
The Chibok abductees are among thousands of women, girls and boys kidnapped during the conflict, which began in 2009 and has killed at least 20,000 people and displaced more than 2.6 million.