Suspected Suicide Bomber Says She’s One of the 219 Kidnapped Boko Haram Girls

According to a report from Reuters, two girls were stopped carrying explosives in Northern Cameroon, and one of them claims to be one of the 219 missing Chibok girls kidnapped by Boko Haram in 2014.

The area where they were stopped has been the target of suicide bombings recently, and the Cameroonian soldiers who detained them belong to “a multi-national force set up to take on Boko Haram.” Local government administrator Raymond Roksdo is working to verify her identity.

“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.”

The kidnappings gained national attention after it was reported that the girls were taken during a school exam in Nigeria. Last May, it was reported that 214 of the girls were found, and visibly pregnant.

Officials are working to verify the bomber’s identity, and will interrogate the girls for more information.

[Reuters]