Chibok Girls Government hasn’t contacted parents of girl in video,’ Community leader says

Dorcas Yakubu was among 50 girls shown alongside a terrorist in the clip, which was released on Sunday, August 14, 2016.

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Esther Yakubu, mother of abducted Chibok girl, Dorcas Yakubu, with another parent play

Esther Yakubu, mother of abducted Chibok girl, Dorcas Yakubu, with another parent

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The Nigerian government is yet to contact the parents of the Chibok girl who was identified in a recent video released by Boko Haram, a community leader has said.

Dorcas Yakubu was among 50 girls shown alongside a terrorist in the clip, which was released on Sunday, August 14, 2016.

A still image from a video posted by Nigerian Islamist militant group Boko Haram on social media, seen by Reuters on August 14, 2016, shows a masked man talking to dozens of girls the group said are school girls kidnapped in the town of Chibok in 2014. Social Media play A still image from a video posted by Nigerian Islamist militant group Boko Haram on social media, seen by Reuters on August 14, 2016, shows a masked man talking to dozens of girls the group said are school girls kidnapped in the town of Chibok in 2014. Social Media

 

“We have not heard from the government since the video was released; no one has reached out to Dorcas’ parents or the Chibok community and the funniest thing is that some people are busy defending the government,” spokesman for the Kibaku Area Development Association, Dr Manasseh Allen told Punch on Tuesday, August 16.

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The video raised fresh global concern about the fate of the over 200 girls who were abducted on April 14, 2014.

Meanwhile, the Nigerian military has denied claims made by Boko Haram that it killed some of the girls during an air strike.

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