Nigeria and Cameroon authorities are investigating a claim by a would-be suicide bomber that she is among missing Nigerian schoolgirls that the Boko Haram abducted in 2014.
Parents have been sent by the Nigerian govt to Cameroon so as to identify the girl.
She informed the Cameroon investigators that she was included in the 270 girls that the jihadist group abducted.
The #bringbackourgirls on social media started after the abductions since the international community became angered.
5 of the girls got a chance of escaping while the whereabouts of remaining 219 remain unknown. They were taken by the militants from the Chibok community in northeastern Nigeria.
Reuters news agency reported that one of two girls was arrested while she was in possession of explosives but she later on claimed to be one of the Chibok girls that went missing.
“We hope that the Chibok parents will be able to identify the girl and determine whether she is indeed one of their missing students,” Garba Shehu, a spokesman for Nigerian President Muhammadu Buhari, told the Thomson Reuters Foundation.
She further added that the govt was determined to see to it that the identity of the girl is ascertained and she be brought back home for family re-union and help in the investigation regarding the abductions.
Jonathan Goodluck, former Nigerian president, was placed under a lot of criticism for having reacted to the Chibok abductions slowly. His successor, Mr. Buhari, ordered that new investigations into the kidnappings to be conducted.
As much as most of the areas that were at once under Boko Haram have been reclaimed, the terror group still conducts raids and suicide bombings in the neighboring Niger, Chad and Cameroon.