Nigeria: 58 dead in double suicide bombing in an IDP camp

Fifty-eight people were killed Tuesday in a double suicide attack by two female suicide bombers in a camp for people displaced by the attacks of Nigerian Islamist group Boko Haram in the north-east Nigeria.
The head of emergency services in the state of Borno (northeast), Satomi Ahmed told AFP Wednesday in the course of this suicide attack.
“From what we know, three suicide bombers disguised in women refugees arrived at 6:30 (5:30 GMT) in the camp Dikwa” said Mr. Ahmed. Dikwa is located about 90 kilometers west of the capital of Borno, Maiduguri, former stronghold of Boko Haram.
“Two (women) have triggered their explosives. The third refused (to do) when she realized that her parents and her siblings were in the camp and she went to the authorities, “the official said.
“We have counted 35 dead bodies and 78 injured people,” he said, adding that the wounded had been evacuated to two hospitals in Maiduguri. The death toll rose to 58 then, according to rescue services.
Dikwa The camp is home to people of six areas of Borno State: Dikwa even Gamboru Ngala (on the border with Cameroon) and the cities of Marte, Kalabalge, Bama and Mafa.
According Satomi Ahmed, the suicide bomber who did not blow warned the military camp of the new upcoming attacks in the region.
This double attack, allegedly carried out in retaliation for a military attack against the bastions of Boko Haram last week, nourishes new fears about security and not only those concerning IDPs.
It may put pressure on both the army and the government in Abuja who leads a political return to their homes of civilians who fled the atrocities of the Islamist group.
The Nigerian authorities announced Tuesday the arrest of a “recruiter of EI in Iraq and Syria” after the discovery of the secret services of his “terrorist history and its intention to indoctrinate and recruit young gullible in country”.

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