Terrorist group “Boko Haram” published a video as the first proof in which, they showed alive hostages schoolgirls, kidnapped two years ago in Nigeria, Africa.
Not all schoolgirls are not present in the video. Their faces bleak, the group of a few dozen girls could be seen wearing long Islamic gowns, guarded by a masked man in camouflage. Some fought back tears. Many held babies, likely the product of rape after the girls were forcibly married to fighters or being sex slaves. About 40 of the girls have been married off, the masked man said. The militants claimed that the other girls were killed in the Nigerian government air strikes. The Nigerian air force has been bombing Boko Haram’s stronghold in the Sambisa forest, in the northeast, near the Cameroonian border.
To remind us all, in April 2014 the militants of the radical Islamist group “Boko Haram” kidnapped more than 270 schoolgirls in Chibok in the state of Borno in northeastern Nigeria. The leader of Islamic group offered to exchange girls with all the arrested militants, but the government refused. Of the 276 kidnapped girls 57 got somehow free, 219, until recently, were missing.
The radical Islamist group “Boko Haram” (“Western education – sin” is a translation from the Hausa language) aims to create Islamic Caliphate on the north-east of Nigeria and to introduce rules of Sharia (Islamic law). Militants of this group rampant in Nigeria and are the majority of terrorist attacks regularly committed in response directed against its military campaign, which is conducted by Niger, Cameroon, and Chad. Their victims were already an enormous number of civilians, abducted over five hundred young children in one of the cities in the country.
The Nigerian government, then under former President Goodluck Jonathan, was harshly criticized for failing to act swiftly to locate and recover the schoolgirls.