The Abubakar Shekau-led faction of Boko Haram has released a video confirming that abducted students of the Government Science Secondary school in Kankara, Katsina State, are in their custody.
The students were abducted by the terrorist group in their dormitories on Friday, December 11.
On Monday, December 14, the sect members released an audio claiming responsibility for the abduction. Read here.
According to HumAngles, the sect group today, December 17, released a six minutes and 30 seconds long video that features speeches from Shekau and one of the schoolboys who looked distraught and bloodied.
Tens of other young boys could be seen behind him, all covered in dust and appearing to be within a forest area.
The relatively older student who spoke urged the Federal Government to settle amicably with their abductors and advised against the use of military force in rescuing them.
”All the Army that has come here to help us, please send them back. They can do nothing to them. Please sir, send all the soldiers and jet back. We need your assistance” one of the abducted students say