Thursday, 11 February 2016

Female suicide bombers kill 58 in a Nigerian

Female suicide bombers kill 58 in a Nigerian

Kano, Nigeria (CNN)Two female suicide bombers between the ages of 17 and 20 blew themselves up this week in a camp in northeastern Nigeria set up to shelter people from terrorism, killing at least 58 people.
But others were spared when a third intended bomber realized at the last minute that her family had taken shelter there, too, and refused to detonate her explosives, relief officials said.

Officials said 78 people were injured. The victims were staying in a camp for people who had been displaced by Boko Haram violence in Nigeria's Borno state.

"There were three female bombers who entered the camp around 6:30 a.m. disguised as displaced persons," said Satomi Alhaji Ahmed, head of the Borno State Emergency Management Agency. "Two of them set off their explosives in the camp while the third refused after realizing her parents and siblings were in the camp."

Two other would-be bombers were also in the group but failed to set off their explosives for unknown reasons, he added. They remain at large.

The bombers struck at the camp Tuesday, in the town of Dikwa, Ahmed said. Dikwa is near the border with Cameroon.

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