Chibok Girls: Group Queries Motive Of ‘Proof-of-Life’ Video By CNN

A youth group, Northern Youth Leaders Forum (NYLF), has queried the motive behind the release of the Chibok Girls video by international media network, CNN on the second anniversary of the girls abduction, just as it also queried the authenticity of the video.

President of the group, Adamu Adamu told journalists in Abuja that from the analysis
provided by CNN, the video was shot sometimes around last December, but wondered why the network held on to the video for several months and decided to release it on the second year anniversary.

He said as heart breaking as those images from the videos are, they raise a lot of questions. He said the Nigerian security agencies must probe the authenticity of the video so that it doesn’t end up as mere movie prop that matters only to the point of boosting viewership and growing ratings.

He said, “without doubt, there are motives behind the release of the video on the anniversary of the day the girls were abducted. Every Nigerian wants the girls to be freed and united with their families, but we must probe the issues surrounding the video
“perhaps the intention of CNN is grow its viewership by cashing in on the sensitivity of the missing Chibok girls.

He said while the group appreciates Protection of sources as a non-negotiable requirement of journalism, Nigerians would be grateful if CNN is willing to assist the Nigerian authorities by providing information that could lead to the rescue of the girls.

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