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Chibok: Borno Governor Gives Names Of 54 Teenage Schoolgirls Spotted in Boko Haram Video

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SAN FRANCISCO, May 13, (THEWILL) â€' Some of the girls seen in the YouTube video posted online on Monday by the terrorist group Boko Haram have been identified by their parents, guardians, fellow students and school officials, the Governor of Borno State, Mr. Kashim Shettima said Tuesday.

THEWILL recalls that over 200 teenage schoolgirls were seized in the night of April 14th 2014, from the dormitory of the Government Secondary School, Chibok, Borno State, by the radical Islamic insurgents.

Governor Shettima had during a press briefing held after a peaceful procession by a coalition of civil society bodies and activists under the Bring Back Our Girls initiative in Abuja on Tuesday, said some of the girls had been identified.

A statement by the governor's spokesman, Isa Gusau, said 54 of them were spotted in the video which Shettima Monday ordered to be downloaded into mobile devices and sent to Chibok in order for parents, fellow students and school officials to view.

The parents and students who did the identification were Tuesday transported to Government House Maiduguri for another round of identifications away from the media and observers.

Officials attached to the Chief of Staff to the Governor, Mr. Abubakar Kyari, prevented the parents and students from speaking to journalists after the exercise as they were escorted into waiting government marked vehicles and taken to unknown destinations.

THEWILL can however report that over 80 girls have been identified as at the time of filing this report.

A senior official who asked to remain anonymous told THEWILL that '85 girls have so far been identified in the video as at this night (Tuesday). So that that is 31 more than the official number whose names have been made public. The list will be updated formally tomorrow.'

Those identified according to the statement are:
1. Agnes Gafane
2. Saraya Stober
3. Hauwa Bitrus
4. Hajara Isa
5. Na'omi Philimun
6. Hauwa Abdu (1st Speaking)
7. Magret Yama
8. Shitta Abdu
9. Jummai Muta
10.Ladi Paul
11. Roda Peter
12. Filo Dauda
13. Godiya Bitrus
14. Saratu Tauji (2nd Speaking)
15. Ross Daniel
16.Hauwa Ali
17. Hajara Isa (Amira 3rd Speaking)
18.Luba Afga
19.Na'omi Luka
20. Saraya Emos Ali
21. Bilkisu Abdullahi
22. Mairama Ali
23. Maryam Ali Maiyanga
24. Dabora Abbas
25. Kabu Mala
26. Halima Ali
27. Yana Bukar
28. Solomi Pugu
29. Lydia Emmar
30. Luba Sanda
31. Saraya Samuel
32. Comfort Habila
33. Rejoice Shanki
34. Gloria Yaga
35. ‎Mary Nkeki
36. Moda Baba
37. Hauwa Isuwa
38. Patient Jacob
39. Ladi Jajel
40. Abigel Bukar
41. Fanta Lawan
42. Zainabu Yaga
43. Aisha Lawan Zanna
44. Dokas Yakubu
45. Kabu Mala
46. Maryama Bashir
47. Hauwa M. Maina
48. Mary G. Dauda
49. Susana Yakubu
50. Maryam Abbas
51. Laraba John
52. Hanatu Nuhu
53. Na' omi Bukar
54. Rifkatu Galang.
The statement further said their names are currently being compared with school records as well as names published some days back to ensure accuracy.

It added that 'the exercise continues at the Government House and it is hoped that more names will be established by parents, students and teachers as well as management of the affected school.'

THEWILL gathered that the identification exercise will continue through the night until all the girls in the video are identified as Shettima has insisted that the names of all the girls in the video be established and compared with school and security records.