Tuesday, October 19, 2021

58 displaced persons killed, 78 injured as Boko Haram bombs camp

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Officials of Nigeria’s emergency and response agencies have confirmed that 58 people were killed and 78 victims were injured after suicide bombers detonated explosive devices on Tuesday at Internally Displaced Persons (IDP) camp in Dikwa, Borno state.

The incident occurred when the IDPs queued up to collect their morning food in the camp, which accommodates over 50,000 people displaced by the Boko Haram insurgency.

The Zonal Coordinator of National Emergency Management Agency (NEMA) in the North East, Mr. Mohammed Kanar only confirmed that some of the dead have been buried, while the injured have been moved to medical facilities for adequate treatments.

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