Monday, March 28, 2016 10:12 pm
Nigeria’s Federal Government has dashed hopes that the would-be-bomber girl arrested on Friday in Cameroon is not part of the 219 Chibok schoolgirls missing since April 14, 2014.
According to a statement issued Monday night, Nigeria’s presidency said the girl in possession of the Cameroonian authorities is likely to be a minor, aged between nine and 12 years and is heavily drugged. And moreover, she only speaks Kanuri.
The youngest of the Chibok schoolgirls kidnapped by Boko Haram was 14 years old and would now be about 16 years old.
The Nigerian presidency further said the accomplice of the minor is in her thirties.
The latest statement today was consistent with the one issued Sunday, when the government said the information from the Cameroonians was that the captured girl was about 10 years old.
“Cameroonian health and security officials on Monday started the treatment of an arrested suicide bomber who claimed to be one of the 219 missing Chibok Girls,”said the statement by presidential aide, Garba Shehu.