Many thumbs-down for latest video on Chibok girls

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The Chibok girls and one of their abductors, presumably a veiled Shekau, in new video
The Chibok girls and one of their abductors, presumably a veiled Shekau, in new video

Boko Haram’s latest video showing scores of kidnapped Chibok schoolgirls have elicited more thumbs down on YouTube than thumbs-up, an indication that people are disgusted with the continuous detention of the girls, more than two years after the abduction.

The video, which emanated from Jama.atu ahlis sunnah lidda awati wal jihad, the old name of the group and not Islamic Province of West Africa, earned only 205 retweets, since it was posted Sunday morning by Dubai-based Nigerian journalist, Ahmad Salkida.

Remarkably, it had garnered 72 thumbs down, to just seven approvals out of the fewer than 1500 people who had listened to Abubakar Shekau, offering the girls as pawns for negotiation with the Nigerian government and blaming the government for airstrikes that killed some of the girls.

Ahmad Salkida, who had been involved in the past with efforts to reach a truce with the terrorist group, posted the disgusting video using his Twitter handle, @ContactSalkida, and providing a link to You Tube at: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ozAG1ZalRpU.

Salkida got the video according to his Twitter posts on Saturday and made it public on Sunday.

In one of his tweets, Salkida even made case for government to accede to the request of the terrorists:

*for ethical reasons, NAN will not show the video on its site.


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