Borno bombers attack two IDP camps, kill six
Suicide bombers have attacked two Internally Displaced Persons’ camps in Maiduguri, Borno State, leaving six dead and several other injured.
According to the spokesman for the National Emergency Management Agency, Abdulkadir Ibrahim, three suicide bombers, a male and two females, attacked Dalori 1 and Dalori 2 IDP camps, the two of the largest camp housing victims of Boko Haram insurgency in Borno State.
Two of the suicide bombers successful detonated their explosives device at the Dalori 1 camp leading to their death and three others, while 17 others were injured.
At the Dalori 2 IDP camp, an attempt by a female suicide bomber to scale the fence into the camp was foiled by security operatives who shot at her and subsequently detonated the device strapped to her body.
She died in the process and left many others injured.
In a press release on Monday, the North-East Information Officer of NEMA, Mallam Abdulkadir Ibrahim, said, “At about 11.20 pm yesterday (Sunday) two suicide bombers (a male and female) detonated their improvised explosives devices at Dalori 1 IDP camp leading to the death of three IDPs while 17 others were injured.
“Another incident occurred at Dalori 2 IDP camp, where a suicide bomber was intercepted leading to the death of the suicide bomber. The injured persons have been administered with first aid and moved to hospitals in Maiduguri.”