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Doubts over the claim that suicide bomber is from Chibok

The missing girls abducted from the northeastern town of Chibok. A teenager who surrendered before carrying out a suicide bombing attack in northern Cameroon has told authorities she was one of the 276 girls abducted from a Nigerian boarding school by Islamic extremists nearly two years ago. — AP
The missing girls abducted from the northeastern town of Chibok. A teenager who surrendered before carrying out a suicide bombing attack in northern Cameroon has told authorities she was one of the 276 girls abducted from a Nigerian boarding school by Islamic extremists nearly two years ago. — AP

ABUJA: Parents of schoolgirls kidnapped by Boko Haram say they are waiting to go to Cameroon to identify an arrested child suicide bomber who says she is from Chibok, the northeastern Nigerian town where 276 schoolgirls were abducted at a school in nearly two years ago.

Doubts have emerged she is one of the students since Cameroon officials said the child arrested Friday with explosives strapped to her body appears about 10 years old.

Chibok parent Yakubu Nkeki says he can only tell if he sees the girl. He is awaiting word from Nigeria’s government, which promised to send him to Cameroon. Nkeki’s niece was 14 when she was abducted early on April 15, 2014. Dozens of the girls escaped but 219 remain missing. — AP

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