Boko Haram video allegedly showing kidnapped Chibok girls being analysed

The video is the latest release from embattled Boko Haram leader Abubakar Shekau.

FILE: A Boko Haram flag flutters from an abandoned command post in Chad. Picture: AFP.

JOHANNESBURG - Nigerian security officials say they are analysing the video realeased by Boko Haram which claims to show some of the kidnapped schoolgirls.

The Nigerian armed group took 276 girls from the town of Chibok in April 2014, 57 of them later managed to escape on their own.

The video is the latest release from embattled Boko Haram leader Abubakar Shekau who earlier this month denied claims that he had been replaced as the leader of the jihadist group.

Throughout 2015, the Nigerian military announced the rescue of hundreds of people, most of them women and children, who have been kidnapped by Boko Haram.

But the missing schoolgirls were not among them; despite several unconfirmed reports of them having been seen.