Suicide Bombers Kill 7, Injure 15 Others In IDPs Camp
Despite heightened security at every internally Displaced Persons (IDPs) camp in Nigeria, suicide bombers have continued to invade their safe haven.
Displaced persons are supposed to find succour in camps, but suicide bombers, apparently members of the Boko Haram terrorist group, have continued to make these camps a target.
On Sunday night, tragedy struck.
A female suicide bomber attempted to gain access into Dalori IDPs camp in Maiduguri, Borno State.
Security personnel found her trying to cross the perimeter fence at the camp and shot her, but her explosive did expected damage.
The National Emergency Management Agency (NEMA) confirmed the death of 3 persons in the attack.
The News Agency of Nigeria said NEMA North-East Zonal Information Officer, Mr Abdulkadir Ibrahim, confirmed the incident on Monday.
Mr Ibrahim said 15 other persons were injured during the incident.
A competent security source had earlier told the news agency that a female suicide bomber was shot by security men when she tried to cross the perimeter fence at the camp.
“They shot her and the explosive device strapped to her body detonated, and blew the woman into pieces,” the source said.
The source added that a male suicide bomber had also infiltrated the camp and detonated the explosives strapped to his body and killed four persons.
“Two persons died on the spot while two others died at the hospital,” the source added.
No group has claimed the incident but members of Boko Haram have carried out similar attacks in the past.
Counter-terrorism operations have continued in the northeast to contain the activities of the dissident group, but they have resorted to attacking soft targets with suicide bombers.
Troops' efforts are yielding results, as some members of the group surrendered over the weekend