The Nigerian Islamist militant group Boko Haram has increasingly used suicide bombers in its eight-year insurgency that has left at least 20,000 dead and displaced more than 2.6 million others (AFP/File)
Boko Haram Terrorists bomb Borno IDPs camp

The terror group, Boko Haram has attacked an Internally Displaced Persons Camp (IDPs) in Gamboru Ngala local government area of Borno state.

The terrorists were said to have struck the camp in two Hilux trucks at about 11 pm on Friday, September 8, killing persons.

According to an eyewitness, Bamus Garba, the insurgents attacked the camp from the rear, firing a  rocket-propelled grenade (RPG) into it after jumping the fence.

The Cable reports that the terrorists also detonated improvised explosive devices (IEDs) in the camp.

But an AFP report, which cited a civilian militia member in Ngala, Umar Kachallathe, said the explosion occurred outside another camp in Maiduguri, the Borno capital.

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The detonation reportedly left another two persons dead.

Boko Haram fired an RPG into the camp from behind the fire fence, killing seven people and injuring several others, Kachallathe told AFP.

A resident of Ngala, Abubakar Yusuf, who corroborated Kachallathe’s account, said casualties were low because many were indoors.

“The casualties were relatively minimal because most people had retired for the night,” Yusuf said.

The housed about 80,000 people, set up in January 2016 after the return of thousands of Nigerian refugees from Cameroon, where they fled.

The sect seized Gamboru and Ngala in August 2014, during the its rapid seizure of territory across Borno and the northeast communities.

Nigerian troops retook both towns in September 2015 with the help of Chadian forces.

SOURCE: PULSENG

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