A suspected famale suicide bomber nabbed in northern Cameroon on Friday claimed she is one of the 219 schoolgirls kidnapped by Boko Haram in Chibok in 2014.
The army arrested two girls carrying explosives in the village of Limani, in an area of northern Cameroon that has been the target of frequent suicide bombings in recent months, reports Reuters.
“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,” said local government administrator Raymond Roksdo.
“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.
If the girl’s claims are true then the question would be whether she was brainwashed and turned leading her to carry out such an act or if she was forced. Interogations by the military will reveal more on this.