Presidency Invites Chibok Parents To Identify Female Suicide Bomber Caught In Cameroon

Presidency Invites Chibok Parents To Identify Female Suicide Bomber Caught In Cameroon

By Bayo Adegbite | Staff Writer on March 29, 2016
Bring Back Our Girls: Members of various civil society organisations (CSOs) protest against the delay in securing the release of the abducted schoolgirls who were kidnapped, in Abuja April 30, 2014. | Reuters/Afolabi Sotunde

The Presidency has invited Chibok community stakeholders to come and identify an injured suspected suicide bomber claiming to be one of the 219 missing Chibok girls.

Senior special assistant to the President on Media and Publicity, Garba Shehu said in a statement, Monday, March 28, 2016 in Abuja: “Considering the well-known guidelines regarding the publication of photographs of minors, we have decided to forward the pictures of the suspected bomber to the Murtala Mohammed Foundation for verification by interested Chibok community stakeholders.

“The Ministry of Women Affairs, the Nigerian High Commission in Cameroon and other agencies of government will continue to work together with other stakeholders to verify all the issues.”

Shehu said that Cameroonian health and security officials on Monday started the treatment of the arrested suicide bomber.

“The girl was found to be heavily drugged and bore several injuries on her body,” he said, adding:

“The girl’s health condition had delayed her movement to the far north regional capital of Cameroon, Maroua, as earlier planned.

“Pictures of the arrested suspected bomber obtained by Nigerian officials indicated that the girl was likely a minor, between ages nine to 12 years.

“Her accomplice was about 30 years or more, and both spoke only in Kanuri Language.”


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