No fewer than five persons were killed at an internally displaced persons (IDPs) camp in Maiduguri, the Borno State capital, on Wednesday.
Reports claim that about 39 other persons were also injured after suicide bombers detonated explosives at the Dalori IDP camp.
This was confirmed by the Chairman, Borno State Emergency Management Agency, Mr. Ahmed Satomi, who told journalists that one of the suicide bombers detonated a bomb at the Dalori internally displaced persons camp leading to the death of five persons.
Satomi added that one of the suicide bombers sneaked into Dalori quarters but was unsuccessful as the bomb exploded without killing any other person apart from the bomber.
Meanwhile, the spokesman for the National Emergency Management Agency for the North-East Zonal Office, AbdulKadir Ibrahim, gave a slightly different account of events, saying four persons were killed at the IDPs camp and 44 persons injured.
Ibrahim said: “Forty-four people were injured, four killed (two suicide bombers, two IDPs) at the Dalori IDP camp Maiduguri. The incident occurred about 21.30.”
The security agencies are yet to release a statement on the exact number of casualties as security fears return to the restive north-east region following a spike in attacks.
Details to follow…