At least four Chibok girls kidnapped by Islamist terror group, Boko Haram on April 14, 2014, on Saturday appeared in the insurgent group’s propaganda video explaining their decision not to join other abducted girls released last weekend.
The video was offered to online news portal, SaharaReporters by Nigerian journalist, Ahmad Salkida, who is known to have unfettered access to the militant group.
The abducted schoolgirls, responding to questions posed by a male voice in the background gave their names and exact class level at Chibok Girls High School where they were kidnapped approximately three years ago.
In the video, the girl’s detailed reasons they refused to join their colleagues who were recently freed in exchange for several detained commanders of the militant group.
The extremist Boko Haram sect on Friday released a new video appearing to show some abducted Chibok girls explaining why they would prefer to remain in the custody of the terrorist sect rather than return to their families.
A negotiator, who facilitated the recent release of 82 of the girls, had earlier said some of the abductees were reluctant to be freed.
In the video, uploaded to YouTube, one of the girls, clutching an AK47 rifle, responded to questions from a man believed to be a Boko Haram commander. Other girls were seen sitting around her.
Below is a trancript of the questionand- answer session between the commander and the girl. Male voice: These are some of the Chibok girls who said they are not going back to their parents they prefer to stay back and practice God’s religion. We will now ask them why they are refusing to return.
What is your name? My name is Maida Yakubu
Where are you from? From Chibok
What are your parents names? My mother’s name is Esther Mutari and my father’s name is Yakubu Kaba
What is the name of your school?
Why did you refuse to return to your parents?
Because they are in town of infidels, we want them to accept Islam and join us to practice the religion and rest in the hereafter
What is the truth about the allegation that you are married off by force, is that true?
It is not true, only those who agreed to marry are married off
What message do you have for your parents?
My message to them is for them to accept Islam and practice the religion of God.
What message do you have for the people of Nigeria?
I call on all Nigerians to leave any book that is not from God and follow the Holy book and sayings of the prophet. God’s religion will continue to prosper whether you like it or not, if you refuse, you will die in frustration.