Two suicide bombers target IDPs

Two bomb explosions have gone off at about 07:00 pm in Dalori, an outskirt settlement located along Maiduguri - Konduga road in Borno on Wednesday, January 31.

The community is a host to thousands of internally displaced persons, IDPs, in at least two camps.

In the past, several attempts have been made by suicide bombers to sneak into the camps to cause destructions.

However, most of the attempts were foiled almost all the time at the point of execution by vigilant security operatives or members of the public, causing much lesser impacts than intended.

Our source who lives in the community confirmed two explosions he believes to be launched by female teenagers in a telephone conversation.

The source also said that 'the first bomb exploded on the main road, killing the suicide bomber alone.

'While the second one exploded in the IDP camp, unfortunately, killing people'.

The number of casualties are not clear yet and relevant security authorities are so far mum about it.

However, the National Emergency Management Agency, NEMA, in a circular seen on social media platforms confirmed the explosions but claimed that they occured close to the camps and only one person was inflicted with a mild injury rather.

'Multiple suicide bomb attacks involving two suicide bombers at Dalori quarters near Dalori IDP camp. One person was inflicted with a mild injury whereas the suicide bombers were killed by the explosion', the NEMA statement read.

Details will follow as they unfold.

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