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Four killed as suicide bomber hits Borno IDP camp

No fewer than four people were on Thursday killed in Maiduguri after a suicide bomber hit an open-air mosque for refugees in Borno State.

It was gathered that the suspected Boko Haram bomber, who disguised as a worshipper, detonated his explosives at a camp for people displaced by the insurgency in Dikwa, a town 90 kilometres (55 miles) east of Maiduguri, the Borno state capital.

“Early this morning a suicide bomber killed four people and injured 15 others when he detonated his explosives as people gathered to pray at the ‘1,000’ camp in Dikwa,” militia leader, Babakura Kolo newsmen.

An official at the camp said that “the attack by a male suicide bomber happened at 5:17 am (0415 GMT)”.

“We lost four people in the attack and 15 others sustained injuries and are in hospital receiving medical care,” he said.

Dikwa is home to more than 70,000 displaced people from the war-torn region who live in several camps scattered across the town, relying on food handouts from aid agencies to survive.

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