The Federal Government has reacted to the video released Monday showing some of the abducted girls of Government Secondary School, Chibok stressing that it was still studying the video.
A statement signed by Mike Omeri, Director General National Orientation Agency (NOA) said: “The Federal Government has seen the online video reportedly issued by the Jama’atu ahlul sunnah lidda’awati wal jihad (Boko Haram Sect) of the abducted Nigerian School girls who Have been in captivity since April 15, 2014
Government is reviewing the content of the video and the accompanying statement issued by the sect.
“Government will continue to explore all options for the release and safe return of our girls back to their homes.
“An earlier report by a section of the media purported to have been issued by Government is totally false.”
In the video released Monday, showing about 100 of the girls wearing the Muslim hijab and reciting the Koran, Boko Haram leader, Abubakar Shekau said that he would be willing to release them if government released captured insurgents.
Initially he had threatened to sell them as slaves.
Shekau also said that the girls, most of whom are predominantly Christian, had now converted to Islam.