8 Killed In Another IDPs Camp Suicide Bomb Attack
Another day of mourning has been recorded in Dikwa, in Borno State, with 8 lives lost to suicide bomb attack in Dikwa Local Government Area of volatile Borno State.
This is coming barely a week after IDPs camps were attacked in in Dalori, Maiduguri, the Borno State capital.
That attack left 7 persons dead and 15 others injured.
Increasing suicide attacks and some gun attacks on communities had forced the government to take decisions aimed at increasing security in the region.
The Acting President, Professor Yemi Osinbajo, had on Thursday asked Service Chiefs to return to northeast and consolidate on gains recorded in the counter-terrorism operations in the region that has seen over 8 years of insurgency.
Female Suicide Bombers
Borno is the stronghold of Boko Haram terrorist group suspected to have carried out the latest attack that also left 14 other persons injured.
The attack occurred on Friday night, according to the Chairman of the local council, Rawa Modu.
Two female suicide bombers had found their way into the Internally Displaced Persons (IDPs) camp in the area.
After Modu visited some of the victims receiving treatment at a hospitals in Maiduguri on Saturday, he told reporters that some of the suicide bombers detonated their suicide vest.
“Two female suicide bombers attacked the 24 Housing estate at about 9: 30 p.m on Friday.
“Seven persons died on the spot and one other died in the hospital, while 14 other persons were receiving treatment at the Specialist Hospital, Maiduguri.
Modu said that the council had distributed metal detectors to members of the Civilian Joint Task Force (CJTF) to enhance security at the camp.
The Police and military authorities were yet to comment on the incident.
it is another call for more strategic plan to ensure security at IDPs camps to ensure that they find peace at camps they have resorted to staying after they were sacked from their communities by the terrorists.