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Nigeria to send Chibok parents to verify claims of arrested suicide bomber

Nigeria to send Chibok parents to verify claims of arrested suicide bomber

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Nigeria plans to send the parents of the Chibok community to Cameroon to confirm whether an alleged female suicide bomber arrested last Friday, is one of the abducted Chibok schoolgirls.

Cameroonian authorities arrested two young girls strapped with explosive belts near a border with Nigeria.

Upon the arrest one of the girls claimed that she is one of the missing Nigerian school girls who were kidnapped nearly two years ago by Islamic militants.

As soon as we establish permission to allow access, then we will put them on whatever flight is available.

Speaking to AFP, presidential spokesman Garba Shehu said, “As soon as we establish permission to allow access, then we will put them on whatever flight is available.”

On 14th April 2014, Nigeria-based insurgent group Boko Haram abducted about 270 school girls in the North-eastern part of the country but only 50 managed to escape.

The abduction caused international outcry as the whereabouts of the girls remained unknown.

The Nigerian government is keen to ascertain the girl’s identity so that she can assist with inquiries into the whereabouts of the other missing girls.

Boko Haram has carried out a spate of suicide bombings in Nigeria and its neighbouring countries frequently using girls.

The insurgency group is seeking to establish an Islamic state in Africa’s largest economy.

Reuters, AFP

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