Boko Haram attacks refugee camp in Northern Nigeria

No fewer than five people have been killed and over 40 others injured in a suicide bomb attack at a camp site for internally displaced people (IDP) in northern Nigeria. Suspected Boko Haram suicide bombers on Wednesday night detonated explosives inside the Dalori IDP camp, which is the largest refugee settlement near the city of Maiduguri, in
Nigeria's northeast state of Borno.

According to eyewitnesses account, a female suicide bomber entered the camp and detonated an explosive, killing herself and five other people, and injuring dozens more. The death toll is expected to rise, given the number of serious casualties.

Another suicide bomber detonated his device at the entrance of Dalori residential quarters. This attacks follows an announcement from Nigeria's army that it is constructing a road into the Sambisa forest, the Boko Haram militants' stronghold. The military's repeated claims that it has defeated the group are being questioned after a rise in the frequency of attacks by the insurgents, targeting mainly civilians and using young female and male suicide bombers.

Dalori camp has been targeted several times in the past. January 2016, when at least 86 people were killed, was the worst attack recorded. Yesterday, six villagers were killed and 13 injured when a suicide bomber struck in the Konduga area of Borno state.

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