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Cameroon expresses doubt over would-be Nigerian suicide bomber

The woman claims to be one of the school girls kidnapped by Boko Haram in Chibok.

Nigerian soldiers stand guard at a makeshift camp for displaced people on the outskirts of Maiduguri on 25 March 2015. Picture: AFP.

JOHANNESBURG - Cameroon authorities have expressed doubt about a would-be suicide bomber's claim to be one of the school girls kidnapped by Boko Haram in Chibok in Nigeria nearly two years ago.

They say there are inconsistencies over the age of the jihadi woman.

A Nigerian delegation from Chibok is awaiting the green light from Cameroon to visit Yaoundé and see if they can recognise the would-be bomber.

She was arrested last Friday along with a friend.

They were wearing 12 kilogramme explosive belts.

They were heavily drugged and had several injuries to their bodies.

Terror group Boko Haram, who kidnapped the Chibok schoolgirls in April 2014, has spread its tentacles to Nigeria's neighbours.

It often uses young girls as suicide bombers against civilian targets.

Two hundred and sixteen of the abducted school girls remain missing.

Nigerian security authorities have made little progress finding them and securing their release.