10 February 2016

Nigeria: Suicide Attacks Kill 56 in Nigeria Refugee Camp

Photo: The Guardian
(file photo).

Officials in Nigeria have announced that 56 people were killed in an attack on a refugee camp in Nigeria. Dozens of additional people were injured.

Health officials in Nigeria announced on Wednesday that two suicide attackers were able to kill at least 56 people in attacks on the Dikwa refugee camp in the northeast part of the country (pictured above in an archive photo from December 2015).

The attacks were carried out by two women on Tuesday morning and also wounded 80 people. Around 50,000 people in total live in the camp, which is around 85 kilometers (53 miles) west of the capital of Borno state, Maiduguri.

While no group has claimed the attacks, it resembles similar attacks from Boko Haram, the jihadist group responsible for thousands of killings in Nigeria over the last several years. The group has used woman for attacks in the past.

Boko Haram fighters seek to establish a hard-line Islamic state in northern Nigeria and neighboring regions. The conflict has killed some 17,000 people and forced more than 2.6 million to flee their homes since it began in 2009. The people in the camp that was attacked on Tuesday were among those who had fled Boko Haram violence.

mz/jil (Reuters, AP)


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