(BBC) – Relatives and friends of the abducted Nigerian schoolgirls have identified some of them from a video released by Boko Haram Islamist militants.
The footage showed about 130 of more than 200 girls who were kidnapped a month ago from their boarding school in Borno state reciting Koranic verses.
Boko Haram’s leader says the captured girls who have not converted to Islam can be swapped for jailed fighters.
Nigeria’s government says it is considering all options.
In another development, the country’s president is seeking a six-month extension to the year-old state of emergency in three north-eastern states worst hit by Boko Haram attacks.