According to inside sources, they reveal that Boko Haram commanders are angry over the video leak of the missing Chibok girls to the media.
The new video which emerged yesterday April 13 showed 15 of the schoolgirls abducted by the insurgents in Nigeria two years ago, giving hope to parents that their daughters are still alive.
The girls featured in the video obtained by the Nigerian government as part of the talks with the group, saying they were from the Government Girls Secondary School in Chibok and pleading with the government to cooperate with Boko Haram on their release.
Meanwhile, security sources revealed that Boko Haram leaders are said to be “angry” over the media leak which they believe as “treachery” because “it was never intended for broadcast”. The insurgents are reportedly blaming the government of “cheating” because the recording was only a “proof of life” for the representatives of the talks.
One of the sources said:
They think the government and the media are not genuinely interested in the girls’ freedom. At the same time, intelligence circles believe that the girls have been separated into various groups among different Boko Haram factions – and the latest video is evidence that they are probably in batches of 15 or less. The latest video shows that one group is only trying to negotiate using the girls in its care, and may not be able to hold talks for the other girls being held by other factions.
The Nigerian authorities are doubtful about talks with splinter groups to avoid the billion-naira industry that was created around it under the previous government.
Sometime in January, pictures of five other girls were allegedly released by another group of the Boko Haram sect to Federal government.