Chibok father Identifies daughter in new Boko Haram Video
A girl was seen in the video choking back her tears as she described an air strike by the Nigerian armed forces and Mr. Kanu Yakubu identified her as Maida Yakubu.
“When I heard her voice, I realised she is my daughter,” Yakubu told reporters adding that the girl spoke in the Chibok dialect.
#BringBackOurGirls spokesman, Abubakar Abdullahi, had earlier said that at least one of the girls had been recognised by a member of the movement but the number of girls identified from the video has risen significantly.
“We’re certain that these are the Chibok girls,” Abdullahi told AFP.
“We recognise up to 10 from the video,” Abdullahi said, adding that he was waiting for confirmation from the Nigerian government and parents of the girls before releasing any more names.
The Boko Haram video shows a masked man holding an assault rifle and dressed in military clothing.
In the background, several girls wearing Islamic clothing look visibly distressed and dab their eyes.
One was holding a baby.