A new video has been released from Nigerian Islamist group Boko Haram claims some of the Chibok schoolgirls abducted in 2014 were killed during Nigerian airstrikes.
Some 50 girls are seen in the 11-minute video with a masked gunman who is demanding release of fighters in return for the girls.
Speaking to the camera in the Hausa language, the gunman says a number of the girls have been wounded and are suffering life-threatening injuries. He also says that 40 have been “married”.
According to the BBC, the man says the girls will “never” be released unless the government returns the Boko Haram prisoners whom he says have been "in detention for ages".
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The group are believed to still have over 200 of the 276 girls who were kidnapped form a school in April 2014, sparking international outrage
The Nigerian Military have been conducting air strikes in an attempt to contain the extremist group.
The Nigerian government have not yet commented on the video however Jeff Okoroafor, a spokesperson for the 'Bring Back Our Girls' campaign says the video appears legitimate.
“We are still reaching out to some parents to see if any can recognize more,” Okoroafor told the NY Times, adding that families of those kidnapped had recognised eight of the girls from in the clip.