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Reminder: Nigeria's kidnapped schoolgirls are still missing


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Nigerian militant group Boko Haram claims a new video they released shows some of the schoolgirls it kidnapped two years ago.  

Don't waste time - release our members in custody and we will release the girls.

A masked fighter appearing in the 11 minute video  demanded the Nigerian government release captured Boko Haram fighters in exchange for the girls' freedom. The speaker also claims several of the girls were killed in Nigerian military airstrikes.


In April 2014, Boko Haram abducted over 200 schoolgirls from their boarding school in the northern city of Chibok. It's believed some of the girls were sold into slavery or married off. 

FILE- In this Thursday May 22, 2014 file photo. People attend a demonstration calling on the government to rescue the kidnapped girls of the government secondary school in Chibok, Nigeria, in Abuja. At least 11 parents of the more than 200 kidnapped Nigerian schoolgirls will never see their daughters again. Since the mass abduction of the schoolgirls by Islamic extremists three months ago, at least 11 of their parents have died and their hometown, Chibok, is under siege from the militants, residents report. Seven fathers of kidnapped girls were among 51 bodies brought to Chibok hospital after an attack on the nearby village of Kautakari this month, said a health worker who insisted on anonymity for fear of reprisals by the extremists. At least four more parents have died of heart failure, high blood pressure and other illnesses that the community blames on trauma due to the mass abduction 100 days ago, said community leader Pogu Bitrus, who provided their names. (AP Photo/Sunday Alamba File)

Their capture sparked a global campaign to find them. Public figures from first lady Michelle Obama to Kim Kardashian to Malala Yousafzai added their voices under the hashtag #BringBackOurGirls.  

Over 200 are still missing. 

FILE - In this Tuesday Feb. 24, 2015 file photo, police officers stand guard following a suicide bomb explosion at a bus station in Kano, Nigeria. The number of child bombers used by the Islamic extremists of Boko Haram has increased 10-fold in a year with devastating consequences in communities that now see children as threats, UNICEF said Tuesday April 12, 2016. Seventy-five percent of the children used are girls, a new report said, emphasizing that these children, many believed captives, are "victims, not perpetrators." (AP Photo/Sani Maikatanga, File)

Boko Haram, whose name roughly translates to "Western culture is forbidden," has been terrorizing northeastern Nigeria for seven years. The deadly insurgency has killed 20,000 people and driven 2.2 million from their homes.

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