NEMA confirms four killed, 15 injured in suicide attacks on Borno IDP camps

Borno State Management Agency (SEMA) officials evacuating body of a female suicide bomber at the Red Bricks quarters in Dalori, community in Maiduguri on Monday (24/7/17).
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Borno State Management Agency (SEMA) officials evacuating body of a female suicide bomber at the Red Bricks quarters in Dalori, community in Maiduguri on Monday (24/7/17). 03738/24/7/2017/Suleiman Hamza/DKO/ICE/NAN

The National Emergency Management Agency, NEMA, has confirmed the death of four people after suicide bombers attacked two internally displaced persons, IDP camps in Maiduguri.

PREMIUM TIMES reported the attacks on Dalori 1 and 2 IDP camps by four different suicide bombers between late Sunday and early Monday morning.

In a statement issued to journalists, the agency said four displaced persons were killed and 15 others wounded in the attacks.

It said that a male suicide bomber infiltrated into Dalori 1 camp and detonated the explosive strapped to his body and killed four persons.

“Two persons died on the spot while two others died at the hospital,” it said, adding that 15 others sustained injuries in the attack.

The statement added that a female suicide bomber was shot by security men when she attempted to cross the perimeter fence at Dalori 2 camp.

“A female suicide bomber was spotted by security agents while trying to cross the fence.

“They shot her and the explosive device strapped to her body detonated, and blew the woman into pieces,” the statement said.

It said that another female suicide bomber was intercepted and killed by vigilance group at Gate 3, University of Maiduguri.

A member of the Civilian Joint Task Force, Abdullahi Muhammad, said the woman detonated the explosive when she was stopped by their men on duty at about 7:45 a.m.

He said that the woman killed herself and one member of the vigilance group sustained injuries in the attack.

The injured victims were referred to Special Hospital, Maiduguri for treatment.  

In their reaction, the police in Borno on Monday said two Boko Haram suicide bombers were killed in a failed attempt to attack displaced persons camps and the University of Maiduguri.

A statement signed by Victor Isuku, the Police Public Relations Officer, said the suicide bombers were killed by security operatives before they hit their targets.

“On Sunday at about 2115hrs, a suspected female Boko Haram terrorist, took advantage of the darkness of night and attempted to gain access into Dalori 2 IDPs camp through the rear perimeter fence.

“Fortunately, she was sighted by vigilant security personnel on duty and chased.

“In an attempt to escape arrest, she hurriedly detonated the IED strapped to her body, killing herself alone.

“The impact of the explosion destroyed a portion of the IDP camp fence.

“In the early hours of today (Monday) at about 0400hrs, a male suicide bomber attempted to gain entry into the premises of University of Maiduguri.

“On sighting the presence of security personnel deployed to the University on duty, he hurriedly detonated his IED, killing himself alone near the BOT building,” Mr. Isuku said in the statement.


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  • George

    These backward muslims should do more as their allah is in short of bloods.

    Go to the mosque and bomb them there Allakabu. Animals serving god they defend with their bloods.

    My Jehovah God Almighty defend me and If you insulted him to my face I will just laugh and hand you over to him to reward not me fighting for him. If He Jehovah be my God why should I be fighting for him instead He fought my battles that is why all the Buhari calamities he brought upon the reasonable people has be very far from me and my household.

    He is God that has more than enough for His Believers.

  • Otile

    Since the past 26 moons how many trillions of soft Naira has Buhari wasted pretending to be driving away Boko Haram Muslims from the North East? When are we going to start seeing real results not lies and propaganda?