A video indicating that abducted students of the Government Science Secondary School in Kankara, Katsina State, are in their custody has been released by the Abubakar Shekau-led faction of Boko Haram.
The students were kidnapped on Friday, December 11, by a militant organization in their dormitories.
The founders of the sect released audio claiming responsibility for the abduction on Monday, December 14.
The sect group today, December 17, released a six-minute and 30-second video, according to HumAngles, featuring speeches from Shekau and one of the schoolboys who looked distraught and bloody.
Behind him, tens of other young boys could be seen, all coated in dust and pretending to be in a wooded area.
The comparatively older student who spoke urged the federal government to settle with their kidnappers in a peaceful manner and cautioned them against using military force to rescue them.
All the army that came here to support us, send them back, please. There’s nothing they can do for them. Please, sir, send back all of the soldiers and the jet. We need your help,” one of the abducted students said.
Watch a clip from the below video;