54 girls identified in Shekau video by parents (list)


Borno State Governor,  Kashim Shettima has confirmed that young girls shown in a video released by the Boko ‎Haram sect, are part of schoolgirls abducted at Government Secondary School Chibok following a night attack on April 14,2014.‎ Fifty four of the girls of the video have been identified by their names at an exercise that involved some parents of the girls, fellow students that include escapees from abduction, some teachers, security men and some officials of the Borno State Government led by the Chief of Staff to the Government House,Abubakar Kyari. The parents and students were conveyed to the Government House in Maiduguri to make for an open identification exercise‎.

Governor Shettima announced this in Abuja today during a press briefing held after a peaceful procession by coalition of civil society bodies and activists under the Bring Back Our Girls initiative in Abuja. Shettima said the figures of those identified by their names were climbing as the exercise went on at the Government House in Maiduguri. He was briefed every 30 minutes. Initially while he was addressing the BBOG group, 36 names had been identified but before his press briefing an hour later, the number had climbed to 54 which he then told journalists.

Shettima had on Monday  directed the identification exercise to be conducted. Chairman of chibok and other government officials were made to mass produce the video and play before parents of the abducted girls, other students especially those who escaped from captivity, teachers and management of the school as well as other community members in chibok. But after the exercise in Chibok, Governor Shettima directed for another round of verification exercise to be conducted at the Government House in order to cross check findings so as not to mislead the public.

The second exercise confirmed the preliminary exercise in Chibok.

The following names of schoolgirls have been established from the video. They are:

  1. Agnes Gafane
  2.  Saraya Stober
  3. Hauwa Bitrus
  4. Hajara Isa
  5. Na’omi Philimun
  6. Hauwa Abdu
  7. Magret Yama
  8. Shitta Abdu
  9. Jummai Muta
  10. 10.Ladi Paul
  11. Roda Peter
  12. Filo Dauda
  13. Godiya Bitrus
  14. Saratu Tauji
  15. Ross Daniel
  16. Hauwa Ali
  17. Hajara Isa Amira
  18. 18.Luba Afga
  19. 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 names are currently being compared with school records as well as names published some days back to ensure accuracy. 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.