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Suicide bomber arrested in Cameroon not a Chibok girl

Suicide bomber arrested in Cameroon not a Chibok girl


A Nigerian NGO says the suicide bomber arrested in Cameroon is not one of the 219 schoolgirls abducted by Boko Haram militants in Chibok close to two years ago.

The girl arrived in Cameroon heavily drugged with explosives on her body claiming to be one of the Chibok girls.

However, parents did not find any link between the suicide bomber and the Chibok girls after verification at the Murtala Muhammed foundation on Wednesday.

It was discovered that the female suicide bomber is 12 years old-a contradiction to the youngest Chibok girl abducted who was 16 years-old then.

The female suicide bomber has been handed over to Nigerian authorities by Cameroon.

The outcome of a new inquiry ordered by president Muhammadu Buhari on the Chibok girls is still expected in the days ahead.

Nigeria and neighbouring countries keep targeting Boko Haram strongholds while the group steps up cross-border attacks and suicide bombings.