A man purporting to be a Boko Haram fighter said the Islamist militant group plans to bomb Nigeria‘s capital, Abuja, in a video seen by TVC News on Saturday (May 13).
The video was obtained by Sahara Reporters, a U.S.-based journalism website, and Nigerian journalist Ahmad Salkida. Reuters could not immediately verify the authenticity of the video.
Last Saturday (May 6) about 82 girls were freed in exchange for Boko Haram commanders after being held captive for three years.
They were among around 270 kidnapped by the jihadist group from the town of Chibok in northeast Nigeria in April 2014.
In a second video seen by Reuters, one of a group of four females covered in full-length Muslim veils claiming to be among the abducted girls said she did not want to return home.
Again, Reuters was not immediately able to verify the authenticity of the video.