Tobi Soniyi in Abuja
Photographs of the suspected Boko Haram bombers who claimed to be one of the 219 Chiboks girls have been sent to the Chibok community for possible identification, the Presidency disclosed Monday.
The girl was arrested by the Cameroonian authorities.
Senior Special Assistant to the President on Media and Publicity, Mr Garba Shehu, said Cameroonian health and security officials had started providing medical care to the girl.
Shehu said the girl was found to be heavily drugged and bore several injuries on her body.
He also said that the girl’s health condition had delayed her movement to the far north regional capital of Cameroon, Maroua, as earlier planned.
Shehu said that pictures of the arrested suspected bomber obtained by Nigerian officials indicated that the girl was likely a minor, between ages nine to 12 years.
Shehu said the girl had accomplice whose age was put at about 30 years or more.
He said both spoke only in Kanuri language.
Shehu said: ”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 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.”