A teenager arrested during a foiled suicide attack in the Far North says she is one of about 270 girls the terrorist group Boko Hara kidnapped from the Nigerian town of Chibok in 2014.
Vigilante arrested the young woman and another near Mora on Saturday. A third escaped, local media reported. Officials confirmed the foiled attack but did not comment of the Chibok girl claim.
The development could be the first confirmation that Boko Haram is using some of the girls, abducted from their school, as suicide bombers. Boko Haram claimed in the past that the group had converted the girls to Islam and married them off to fighters.
Boko Haram extensively use teen girls in its suicide attacks. The girls often appear disoriented and say the words “I am going to paradise” before blowing themselves up.