Two female suicide bombers have killed at least eight people at a camp for people displaced by the Boko Haram insurgency in North-East Nigeria, a community security force member and a customs official said on Thursday. The bombings happened at about 8:00am (0700 GMT) on Wednesday in the town of Banki on the edge of Borno State, near the border with Cameroon, Reuters reported.
An attack in February on an Internally Displaced Persons’ camp, also in Borno, killed 60 people. Details of Wednesday’s attack were slow to emerge as Banki is remote and largely disconnected from mobile phone networks. “Two female suicide bombers who were initially thought to be IDPs blew themselves up in the camp,” Khalid Aji, a member of a grassroots community security group based in Konduga, a Borno district nearly 100km from Banki, told Reuters.