At least, eight persons were killed while 14 others sustained serious injury in a latest bomb attack by Boko Haram insurgetnts which happened at an Internally Displaced Persons camp.
Legit.ng learnt that the attack happened very late on Friday, July 28 in the camp located in Dikwa Local Government Area of Borno and was reportedly carried out by two female suic*de bombers.
The News Agency of Nigeria confirmed that the chairman of the council, Alhaji Rawa Modu, confirmed the incident in Maiduguri on Saturday, July 29.
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Modu said he visited some of the victims adding that the bombers infiltrated the camp and detonated explosives.
“Two female suic*de bombers attacked the 24 Housing estate at about 9: 30 pm on Friday.
“Seven persons died on the spot and one other died in the hospital, while 14 other persons were receiving treatment at the Specialist Hospital, Maiduguri," he said.
He said the council had distributed metal detectors to members of the Civilian Joint Task Force to enhance security at the camp.
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At the time of this report, security agents were yet to confirm the incident.
Legit.ng earlier reported that the Nigerian Air Force (NAF) has announced the introduction of additional measures to increase its operational capability in the ongoing battle against terrorists in the north-east.
The NAF revealed in a statement that the measures include the deployment of additional special forces and personnel of the Regiment Specialty to fight alongside the Nigerian Army troops and others already on ground.
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