Terrorist sect Boko Haram has released a video showing a shot down fighter jet and Chibok girls refusing to return home.
The 20-minute-long video is the first since May previous year when a woman claiming to be one of the 219 schoolgirls was seen holding a gun and also refusing to return to her parents. "But by the grace of Allah, we will not return home", one of the girls said in the undated footage, which was released on Monday.
Of the some 270 girls who were originally abducted from their school, about 60 escaped soon afterwards and others have since been released after mediation. "We are happy here-we have found our faith", she added. Around 100 are still believed to be held by Boko Haram.
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On January 4, the Nigerian army said it had rescued one of the girls' classmates in the remote Pulka region of Borno, near the border with Cameroon.
It is not clear when the video was shot but it seems meant to disprove a recent claim by the Nigerian army that Shekau was fatally injured following bombardments of his hideouts by troops - and possibly bait to hasten negotiations with Abuja, which has vowed to return all the girls.
Sahara Reporters said they got the tape from a journalist who reports in the Lake Chad area. "They realized that western education, its rules and regulations that you taught them, is bad", he added. The name Boko Haram roughly translates as "Western education is forbidden" in the Hausa language.
Their mass abduction attracted global attention and spawned a celebrity-backed "Bring Back Our Girls" campaign, but aid groups say the militants have kidnapped thousands of adults and children, many of whose cases are neglected.