Two years after their abduction, 15 Nigerian Chibok schoolgirls were pronounced “all well” this morning during a two-minute video that was apparently sent to negotiators as a sign of life.
Parents of the girls received an ounce of hope when they singled out their daughters in the video. Each girl answered questions from Boko Haram kidnappers about their April 14, 2o14 abduction, in which 276 girls were taken from their school, in Borno state. The kidnapping spurred the global #BringBackOurGirls social media campaign.
The Nigerian government acknowledged that it has a copy of the “proof of life” video and that it is in negotiations to facilitate the girls’ release.