Cameroonian security forces shot and killed a suicide bomber on Wednesday morning and found three explosives wrapped around her body, a report said, barely a week after another suicide bomber claiming to be one of the girls kidnapped in Chibok two years ago was arrested with explosives all over her body in Cameroon’s far north.
Local newspaper, L’Oeil du Sahel, said the female suicide bomber was shot dead by the military police (known as gendarmes in French speaking countries) at Mozogo area of Cameroon’s far north where militants from neighbouring Nigeria have been wreaking havoc for about three years now.
“Three explosives were found on her dead body,” L’Oeil du Sahel said in French.
Last week, Cameroon arrested one female suicide bomber who claimed to be from Chibok, one of the girls kidnapped by Boko Haram 130 kilometres from Maiduguri, the capital of Borno State on 14 April 2014. She is said to be undergoing medical treatment as she was injured, drugged and weak, the presidency in Nigeria said this week.
Nigeria was said to have sent a delegation to verify her claims. So far, Boko Haram has killed more than 25,000 people in Nigeria in seven years and over 1300 people have been murdered in Cameroon since 2013, including at least 70 soldiers there. Many have also been killed in Chad and Niger.
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