A video has emerged showing that at least 15 of the Chibuk schoolgirls kidnapped by Boko Haram militants two years ago are still alive.
The girls appeared in a ‘proof of life’ video sent to negotiators by Boko Haram.
The video obtained by CNN is believed to have been made in December and is being used as bargaining chip by the extremists in talks with the Federal government of Nigeria.
CNN played it to the mothers of several of the missing girls.In heartbreaking scenes, the women can be seen collapsing in tears as they recognise all of the pupils lined up in the recording.Rifkatu Ayuba is one of the mothers whose 17-year-old was shown in the clip.
Upon seeing her, she wails ‘My Saratu!’ as she reaches desperately to grab a hold of the computer.
Ms Ayuba said: ‘I felt like removing her from the screen. If I could, I would have removed her from the screen.’