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Suspected suicide bomber receiving treatment in Cameroon

The girl’s health condition had delayed her movement to the far north regional capital of Cameroon, Maroua, as earlier planned.

Suspected female suicide bomber, Fatima Babagapchia (This picture is for illustrative purposes.)

Cameroonian health and security officials on Monday had started the treatment of an arrested suicide bomber who claimed to be one of the 219 missing Chibok schoolgirls.

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This information is contained in a statement issued in Abuja on Monday by Mallam Garba Shehu, Senior Special Assistant on Media and Publicity to President Muhammadu Buhari.

The statement said that the girl was found to be heavily drugged and bore several injuries on her body.

It stated that the girl’s health condition had delayed her movement to the far north regional capital of Cameroon, Maroua, as earlier planned.

It said that the pictures of the arrested suspected bomber obtained by Nigerian officials indicated that the girl was likely a minor, between ages nine to 12 years.

The statement maintained that her accomplice was about 30 years or more, and both spoke only in Kanuri language.

"Considering the well-known guidelines regarding the publication of photography of minors, we have decided to forward the pictures of the suspected bomber to the Murtala Mohammed Foundation for verification by interested Chibok community stakeholders,’’ the statement said.

According to the statement, the Ministry of Women Affairs, the Nigerian High Commission in Cameroon and other agencies of government will continue to work together with other stakeholders to verify all the issues

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