Suicide bombers believed to be members of the notorious Boko Haram sect have killed at least 58 people and 78 injured of harmless Nigerians at an Internally Displaced Persons (IDP) camp in Dikwa, Borno State.
According to reports coming from that part of the heavily disturbed northeast, the incident occurred in the morning of Tuesday when suicide bombers, strapped with explosives, disguised themselves and joined IDPs as they queued up to collect their morning food in the camp which reportedly accommodates over 50,000 people displaced by the Boko Haram insurgents.
At least 58 people were confirmed killed and 78 injured after the attack by the State’s Emergency Management Agency. The Zonal Coordinator of the National Emergency Management Agency in the North East, Mohammed Kanar said some of the dead have been buried, while the injured have been taken to hospitals.
This is not the first time the camp has been targeted. Security forces guarding the camp prevented three suicide bombers from gaining access to the camp just some weeks back. The bombers were shot dead by the security officials.
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