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‘Suspected Cameroon Bomber Not from Chibok’

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The Chibok Community in Abuja on Tuesday said the suspected female suicide bomber that was arrested in Cameroon was not from their community, based on information made available to them by the Federal Government.

The Chairman of the community, Tsambido Abana, told our correspondent 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, fbased on the information released by the government.

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“I won’t bother to go and see the picture, because from the information given by the government, it is apparent that the girl is not from Chibok. Going to see the picture would create an unnecessary tension and expectation among the Chibok parents whose daughters are missing,” he said.

The BringBackOurGirls group also said it had not seen the picture of the suspect, saying it (picture) was not made available to them.

A co-coordinator of the group, Aisha Yesufu, said the government did not release any picture to the group.

The BBOG had earlier advised the government to authenticate the suspect’s claim that she was one of the abducted 219 Chibok girls.


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