Schoolgirls kidnapped by Boko Haram seen in new video

A video appearing to show the Nigerian schoolgirls kidnapped by Islamist group Boko Haram has emerged - two years after they were taken captive.

The footage shows 15 girls in black robes identifying themselves as the pupils abducted from school.

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Kidnapped Nigerian girls appear in new 'proof of life' video

Fifteen of the 219 Chibok schoolgirls, missing since being abducted by Boko Haram two years ago, have appeared in a new video released by their kidnappers as 'proof of life'.

Lined up for the camera the girls confirm their names in the footage which is believed to have been recorded on Christmas day last year and is being used as part of negotiations between Boko Haram and the Nigerian government.

  • Video report by ITV News' International Affairs Editor Rageh Omaar.


'Nigerian government has not done enough to find girls'

The Nigerian government has "not done enough" to find the 219 schoolgirls who were kidnapped by Islamist group Boko Haram more than two years ago, according to Amnesty International.

Speaking in the wake of the release of a new video appearing to show 15 of the still missing girls the rights group said authorities needed to "step up" its actions to try and locate the kidnapped students.

A spokeswoman for Amnesty International told ITV News: "The Nigerian government now needs to really step up its attention in terms of identifying and tracking where these girls have been, where they have been over the past two years and where they are right now."

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