A female suicide bomber, claiming to be one of the 219 schoolgirls kidnapped almost two years ago in Chibok,Borno State, was yesterday intercepted in northern Cameroon moments before she could blow herself up. She was one of two suspects stopped by local self-defence forces in the village of Limani, in an area of northern Cameroon that has been the target of frequent suicide bombings in recent months.
The two carried explosive devices on their bodies. They were then handed over to Cameroonian soldiers belonging to a multi-national force set up to take on Boko Haram. Overnight, soldiers shot dead two other suspected female suicide bombers near Maiduguri, the Borno State capital, averting what could have been another tragedy in the troubled city.