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Presidency says female bomber with claims to Chibok receiving treatment in Cameroon



The Presidency on Monday said Cameroonian health and security officials had informed Nigerian authorities that it has commenced the treatment of an arrested suicide bomber who claimed to be one of the 219 missing Chibok Girls.

Garba Shehu, Senior Special Assistant to the President on Media and Publicity, in a statement obtained by Daily Correspondents, said pictures of the arrested suspected bomber obtained by Nigerian officials indicated that the girl was likely a minor, between ages nine to 12 years.


Shehu who said the girl was found to be heavily drugged and bore several injuries on her body, added that her accomplice was about 30 years or more, and both spoke only in Kanuri language.


“Considering the well-known guidelines regarding the publication of photography 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,” Garba Shehu said.

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