At least 56 people have been killed, following an attack, by two suspected suicide bombers, on a refugee camp, in northeast Nigeria.
At least 56 people have reportedly been killed at a refugee camp, following an attack by two suspected suicide bombers, in northeast Nigeria. As many as 78 people are believed to have been injured in the attack.
The attacks occurred at the Dikwa camp, in Nigeria’s northeastern Borno state, which serves as a shelter for people internally displaced by the Boko Haram insurgency in the region.
The chairman of the State Emergency Management Agency, Satomi Ahmad, added that as many as 78 people were injured. The two suicide bombers, reportedly female, detonated their explosives while residents of the camp queued for rations.
Boko Haram has been known to frequently attack civilian targets, as the Nigerian army seeks to wrest territory from the group’s control.
The group’s six-year insurgency has killed some 20,000 people and driven more than two million people from their homes. The camp at Dikwa is reportedly home to about 50,000 people displaced by the violence.