The girl who was arrested while attempting to blow herself up in northern Cameroon is not among the 276 schoolgirls abducted from Chibok community in Borno state.
According to the BBC, a Nigerian senator disclosed this but refused to disclose the identity of the girl, who was said to be heavily drugged at the time of her arrest.
She had told investigators that she was one of the Chibok schoolgirls.
Raymond Roksdo, a local government administrator in Cameroon, had said the girl’s claim would be verified by Nigerian authorities.
“One of them indeed declared that she is one of the Chibok hostages. She is around 15. We are now verifying, because on the Nigerian side they have the names and photos of these girls,” he had said.
Local self-defence forces in the village of Limani, northern Cameroon, intercepted the girl in the company of another teenager carrying explosives.
They were questioned before being handed over to soldiers, belonging to a multi-national force set up to take on Boko Haram.