ICC Note: Nigerian and Cameroonian officials have arrested two girls who were reportedly carrying out a Boko Haram suicide bombing mission and one claims to be one of the Chibok girls. Authorities have called upon a couple of the parents to identify the girl. Boko Haram abducted nearly 300 girls in April 2014 and most of them still remain missing. The mostly Christian group has faced unspeakable horrors including forced conversion, rape and many observers have long wondered if Boko Haram was employing them as suicide bombers. If the girl in this story is identified positively to be linked to the Chibok incident, it could signal good news because she may be able to provide information leading to their rescue. On the other hand, it could lead to ominous and tragic conclusions if her identity reveals that Boko Haram has already coerced many of the others to become suicide attackers.
3/27/16 (BBC) – Authorities in Cameroon and Nigeria are investigating a claim from a would-be suicide bomber that she was one of a group of schoolgirls abducted in 2014.
The Nigerian government is sending parents to Cameroon to attempt to identify the girl.
She told investigators in Cameroon she was one of 270 kidnapped in Chibok by jihadist group Boko Haram.
The abductions sparked international outrage and the #bringbackourgirls social media campaign.
While about 50 of the girls managed to escape, 219 of these girls remain missing. They were taken by the militants from the Chibok community in northeastern Nigeria.