Maryam Alhaji Wakeel, 12, and Aishatu Usman, 35, who were arrested with explosives in Limani, Cameroon and claimed to be among those kidnapped from Chibok in April 2014 have been handed over to the Nigerian Government.
Chief Executive Officer of Murtala Muhammed Foundation (MMF), Aisha Muhammed-Oyebode, in a statement said that three authorized representatives of the parents of the 219 missing Chibok girls Yakubu Nkeki, Lawan Zana, Yana Galang have dismissed claims that the girl and the woman are from Chibok. The representatives said that the woman and the girl do not match any of the descriptions of the missing daughters of Chibok.
The statement read:
Nigerian government officials have informed the MMF that both Maryam Alhaji Wakeel and Aishatu Usman have been handed over to the Nigerian military this evening (Wednesday) and are currently on their way back to Nigeria.
The Nigerian government by Tuesday afternoon had already informed the MMF that the girl has clearly identified herself as Maryam Alhaji Wakeel, 12 years old, originally from Maiduguri but abducted from Bama when the town was overrun by Boko Haram a year ago.
The woman has identified herself as Aishatu Usman, a 35-yearold mother of two children.