Wednesday, February 10, 2016

Dozens Killed, 78 Wounded as Suicide Bombers Attack Borno IDPs Camp
By Shehu Abubakar & Omirin Olatunji, Maiduguri
Nigeria Daily Trust
Feb 10 2016 7:34PM

Two female suicide bombers on Tuesday attacked the Internally Displaced Persons (IDP) camp in Dikwa, Borno state, killing many people and injuring as much as 78.

Three female suicide bombers were said to have disguised as IDPs to gain entry into the camp which is housing over 50, 000 people displaced by the Boko Haram insurgency in the North East of Nigeria. The incident occurred when the people queued up to collect their morning food, Daily Trust gathered.

The third suspected female bomber was said to have submitted herself to the authorities in the camp when she realized that her parents and siblings were among the IDPs in the camp.

Displaced people from Dikwa, Ngala, Marte, Kala Balge, Bama and Mafa local government areas are accommodated in the camp, Daily Trust learnt.

The middle age female bomber was heard telling soldiers in the camp that more suicide bombers and insurgents have been assigned to attack the camp, saying, “Expect more attacks on this camp soon,” she warned.

Confirming the attack to newsmen in Maiduguri yesterday, Chairman of State Emergency Management Agency (SEMA), Engr. Satomi Alhaji Ahmed said though the attack took place early morning on Tuesday but “we got the report only today (Wednesday) and so we raised a rescue team that brought 78 injured persons to the Specialists Hospital and Umaru Shehu hospitals in Maiduguri.”

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