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‘Proof of Life’ Video Shown of Kidnapped Nigerian Schoolgirls

'Proof of Life' Video Shown of Kidnapped Nigerian Schoolgirls

CNN has shown a video with fifteen of the 276 Nigerian schoolgirls who were kidnapped by Islamic group Boko Haram in 2014.

In the video, the girls wearing black robes identify themselves, the name of their school and the town where they are from.

Before publication by CNN, the video was studied by Nigerian negotiators and government authorities.

The parents of the girls were informed, with some of them identifying the girls.

Michelle Obama #BringBackOurGirls
U.S. First Lady Michelle Obama holds a sign, advocating for the release of 276 Nigerian schoolgirls kidnapped by Boko Haram. (Image: @FLOTUS/Twitter)

According to CNN the video is believed to have been recorded in December 2015.

The schoolgirls were abducted two years ago from a school in the town of Chibok, in a Northern district of Nigeria.

The kidnapping of the girls triggered the social media campaign #BringBackOurGirls, involving a host of celebrities and U.S. First Lady Michelle Obama.

(Image: CNN)

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