The National Emergency Management Agency (NEMA) has confirmed the death of three persons in a suicide bomb attack at the Dalori Internally Displaced Persons (IDPs) camp in Maiduguri on Sunday night.
The NEMA North-East Zonal Information Officer, Mr Abdulkadir Ibrahim, confirmed this on Monday, adding that 15 other persons were injured during the incident.
A competent security source had earlier told the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) that a female suicide bomber was shot by security men when she tried to cross the perimeter fence at the camp.
“They shot her and the explosive device strapped to her body detonated, and blew the woman into pieces,” the source said.
The source added that a male suicide bomber had also infiltrated the camp and detonated the explosives strapped to his body and killed four persons.
“Two persons died on the spot while two others died at the hospital,” the source added. (NAN)
Sources said that at about 11.20 pm yesterday night two suicide bombers (a male and female) detonated their improvised explosive device at Dalori 1 Internally Displaced Persons ( IDP) camp leading to the death of three IDPs while seventeen others were injured.
Another incident occurred at Dalori 2 IDP camp where a suicide bomber was intercepted leading to the death of the suicide bomber.
Injured persons have been administered with first aid and moved to hospitals in Maiduguri.