Today marks two years since Boko Haram terrorists walked into a school in Chibok town, Borno State, in the dead of the night and took away final year students waiting to complete their final exams.
On the night of April 14, 2014, 276 female students were kidnapped from the Government Secondary School in Chibok town, Borno State, north-east Nigeria .
Responsibility for the kidnappings was claimed by the Boko Haram sect.
A video appearing to show proof of life of some of the kidnapped Chibok girls is being aired, along with images of tearful parents recognizing their daughters, unheard of since the mass abduction by the Islamic extremist group Boko Haram two years ago.
CNN showed the video, reported to be made in December of the girls wearing the hijab and of one mother reaching out to a computer screen as she recognizes her daughter.
CNN reported that the “proof of life” video was sent in December to negotiators trying to free the girls.
“we are all well,” one of the girls said in the video.
Two mothers and 16 fathers of the girls have died since the mass abduction, some of them victims of Boko Haram attacks.
Others died from illnesses blamed on stress, according to Yakubu Nkeki, Head of a Support Group and uncle of two abducted girls.