Would-be female bomber held in Cameroon claims to be Boko Haram hostage

March 26, 2016 1:08 PM

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Would-be female bomber held in Cameroon claims to be Boko Haram hostage

A soldier from the Nigerian Army talks with hostage women and children who were freed from Boko Haram, in Yola, in this April 29, 2015 handout. A would-be female suicide bomber today claimed to be one of the 219 schoolgirls kidnapped by Boko Haram in 2014. — Reuters picYAOUNDÉ (Cameroon), March 26 — A would-be suicide bomber arrested in northern Cameroon wearing an explosives belt told investigators she was one of 219 Nigerian schoolgirls kidnapped by Boko Haram in 2014, a regional official told AFP today.

The young woman was one of two would-be bombers who were arrested in Cameroon’s Far North on Friday, each of whom was wearing a belt packed with 12 kilos of explosives, regional governor Midjiyawa Bakari said.

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