A young suicide bomber, who was on the verge of blowing herself in northern Cameroon, has claimed she is one of the 219 schoolgirls kidnapped in the town of Chibok, Borno State in 2014 by Boko Haram, military and local government sources said.
According to Reuters , two girls wired with explosives were intercepted on Friday, March 25, 2016, by local self-defence forces in the village of Limani, Cameroon, and were handed over to soldiers belonging to a multi-national force set up to take out the terrorists.
The village is said to be the target of frequent suicide bombings in recent months.
“One of them indeed declared that she is one of the Chibok hostages. She is around 15. We are now verifying, because on the Nigerian side they have the names and photos of these girls,” a local government administrator, Raymond Roksdo .
Two other military sources were said to have also confirmed that one of the detained suicide bombers claimed to be one of the abducted Chibok girls.
“We need a few days to be able to confirm this information. We have to debrief all the men who were present and interrogate the two girls before we can say anything,” one of the military sources said.
In a high-profile attack that sparked a global outcry, Boko Haram militants raided the school in April 2014 while the girls were taking exams. They loaded 270 of them onto trucks, though around 50 escaped shortly afterwards.
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