Again, Multiple Blasts Rock Borno IDP Camps, Many Feared Dead

Frederick Owens
July 24, 2017

Some 15 people were also injured in the blasts, the source, who pleaded for anonymity, said.

Four Internally Displaced Persons (IDPs) were, on Sunday night, killed when two male suicide bombers detonated explosives strapped to their bodies at Dalori 2 IDP camp in Maiduguri. Since March 2015, it hosts one of the largest internally displaced persons camp created during the Boko Haram insurgency, with more than 15,000 people, a lot of them coming from the South-East of Borno State.

Security officials in Borno State are yet to comment on the attacks.

"The first attacker made it into the camp and blew himself up killing and injuring the IDPs".

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Although the Boko Haram sect has not claimed responsibility for any of most recent attacks, it is the only known extremist group that have been terrorising the northeast for years, having claimed responsibility for thousands of deaths.

Boko Haram has launched more than 40 attacks which have resulted in civilian deaths so far in 2017, according to media reports.

The Sunday attack is the latest in a series of suicide bombings that have hit Maiduguri in the last two weeks.

Boko Haram often targets the city with suicide bombers and has been using female ones increasingly.

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