The BBOG argued that the Nigerian government as a matter of urgency, needs to swiftly act to ascertain the facts of this matter and make them public noting that it was getting to 24 hours since the news broke.
“We received news yesterday Friday 25 March, of an arrested girl-child suicide bomber in Cameroon who identified herself as one of our abducted Chibok girls.
We are presently unable to respond to this news conclusively until we have facts from the Nigerian government; from whom we requested and have eagerly been awaiting official information on the matter, BBOG said in the statement
The advocacy group however said the claim by the young woman that she is a Chibok girl should reawaken the Nigerian government to the zeal and commitment necessary for ensuring that they are rescued and brought back.
It said the development suggests that “we now have a possible source of credible intelligence as to what transpired, where the others are, and other leads required to facilitate their rescue”.
The statement which was jointly signed by the trio of Dr. Oby Ezekwezili, Aisha Yesufu and Hadiza Bala Usman noted that the BBOG’s thoughts and sentiments remain the same regardless of whether she is one of the missing Chibok girls or not.
Likewise, the Missing Persons Register which would have been useful in tracking this young victim in order to commence her rehabilitation, reunification, and reintegration process with her family and community”, it said
“These children suicide bombers are themselves victims, and must be seen and treated as such;
We all must hasten to free all those in captivity. For as long as they are with the monsters, we all are ourselves unsafe and equally in captivity.