At least 56 people were killed and 67 others severely injured in a double suicide bombing at a camp in North East Nigeria. The bombers detonated their explosives while residents of Dikwa camp in Borno state, a shelter for people displaced by the insurgency, were waiting in queues for rations on Tuesday morning. Most of the victims were women and children.
Three women with bombs entered the camp on Tuesday, but one of them surrendered to authorities after she realised her parents and siblings were there, according to the chairman of the Borno State Emergency Management Agency, Satomi Ahmed. Around 50,000 people displaced by the conflict in the country are believed to have taken refuge at the Dikwa camp (pictured above).
Militants of the Boko Haram terror outfit have been targeting civilian locations, as the Nigerian military strive to regain territory under their control. Around 20,000 people have been killed and more than two million have been forced to leave their homes as a result of the group’s operations the past six years. A United Nations report also said that over a million students have been forced to drop out of school because of conflict in the region.