Twin suicide bombings hit Nigerian refugee camp

    Twin suicide bombings hit Nigerian refugee camp

    Feb 11, Abuja: More than 70 people have been killed in a double suicide attack at a camp for internally displaced persons (IDPs) in northeast Nigeria, local media reported.

    The twin suicide bombings in Borno state reportedly committed by women - also left 78 people injured, officials said.

    Information about the attacks was first reported by officials on Wednesday night.

    The bombings occurred at a camp in the town of Dikwa, some 80km northeast of Maiduguri, the birthplace of Boko Haram, according to Al Jazeera.

    Officials had arrested one woman who had refused to detonate a bomb after travelling to the camp from a nearby town with two other bombers.

    The camp is home to 50,000 people driven from their homes by the armed group, whose six-year-old insurgency has killed 20,000 people and made 2.5 million homeless.

    On September 11 last year, seven people were killed when an improvised explosive device went off at the Malkohi camp, near Yola, in neighbouring Adamawa state.

    The camp has been used to house kidnapped women and children rescued by the military.

    The Oslo Times


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