Suicide bombers kill 60 in Borno refugee camp

By The Citizen

Over 60 people have been killed in a pair of suicide bomb blasts at a refugee camp in Borno state, Northern Nigeria.

The attacks occurred on Tuesday, but because of technical problems with area telephone lines, the news became public on Wednesday.

Striking a refugee camp called Dikwa, 50 miles outside the capital, Maiduguri, the bombings were reportedly carried out by two female bombers. Over 70 additional people are being treated for wounds.

The camp hosts approximately 50,000 people and was set up for individuals displaced by the terrorist group Boko Haram. Officials are blaming Boko Haram for the incident.

During its six-year insurgency, Boko Haram has killed approximately 20,000 people displaced as many as 2.5 million in Nigeria.