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Four killed as Boko Haram suicide bomber hits Borno IDP camp in Dikwa

No fewer than four people have been reported to have lost their lives in Maiduguri after a Boko Haram suicide bomber hit an open-air mosque for refugees in Borno State.

Four killed as Boko Haram suicide bomber hits Borno IDP camp in Dikwa lailasnews


It was gathered that the suspected Boko Haram bomber, who disguised as a worshipper, detonated his explosives at a camp for people displaced by the insurgency in Dikwa, a town 90 kilometres (55 miles) east of Maiduguri, the Borno state capital.

Militia leader, Babakura Kolo told newsmen after the incident, that the suicide bomber targeted Muslim worshipers at the 1,000 camp in Dikwa.

“Early this morning a suicide bomber killed four people and injured 15 others when he detonated his explosives as people gathered to pray at the ‘1,000’ camp in Dikwa,”

An official at the internally displaced persons camp, who requested to not be named, said that the attack took place early in the morning at about 5am. He said;

“the attack by a male suicide bomber happened at 5:17 am (0415 GMT)”.

“We lost four people in the attack and 15 others sustained injuries and are in hospital receiving medical care,”

Dikwa, in Borno State is home to more than 70,000 displaced people from the insurgency war-torn region who live in several camps scattered across the town, relying on food handouts from aid agencies to survive.

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