Chibok Girls: Northern Youth Group Queries CNN Video

Chibok gilrs-15A youth group, Northern Youth Leaders Forum (NYLF), has questioned the rationale behind the release of the video clip of Chibok girls by international cable network, CNN on the second anniversary of the girls’ abduction, just as it also raised doubts on the authenticity of the video.
President of the group, Adamu Adamu, who addressed a press conference in Abuja Friday, said 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 raised a lot of questions.
Adamu said 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”.
The NYLF 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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