Monday 27 March 2017

Bomb blasts displaced persons camp in Nigeria

The blast is the first such attack on an IDP camp in Nigeria
The blast is the first such attack on an IDP camp in Nigeria

A bomb blast hit a Nigerian internally displaced persons (IDP)camp on Friday morning on the outskirts of Adamawa state capital Yola in the northeast of the country, a spokesman for the government emergency agency said.

The blast is the first such attack on an IDP camp in Nigeria and went off at a camp at a school in the hamlet of Malkohi, spokesman Manzo Ezekiel of the National Emergency Management Agency said.

The six-year insurgency waged by Islamist jihadi group Boko Haram has displaced about 2.1 million people and killed thousands

Reuters

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