Borno (Nigeria) – The Chibok Community in North-east Nigeria has denied that the suspected female suicide bomber that was arrested in Cameroon was from their community.
Chairman of the community, Tsambido Abana, said on Tuesday that the suspect had never attended a conventional school, noting that the minor, who does not speak English, was believed to be from Bama area of Borno State.
Asked if his group had seen the girl’s picture, Abana stated that it was not released to him or his community members, adding that the picture was given to Aisha Oyebode of Murtala Muhammed Foundation for verification.
He said he would not approach the foundation for the picture, noting that it was clear that the girl was not from Chibok, based on the information released by the government.
The BringBackOurGirls group also said it had not seen the picture of the suspect, saying it was not made available to them.
The young woman was one of two would-be suicide bombers arrested in northern Cameroon on Friday, with Nigeria planning to send a delegation including Chibok parents to the Cameroonian capital Yaounde to meet her.