Seven Killed, 20 Injured In Suicide Attack At IDP’s Camp Yola


By Nuel Suji – No fewer than seven persons have been reported dead with 20 others injured following a suicide attack on Friday at the Internal Displaced Persons’ (IDPs) camps in Malkohi, Yola, the State capital.

Boko Haram attack sceneThe Malkohi centre is believed to be the largest IDPs camp in the northeast housing hundreds of persons displaced by the insurgency in the area.

The National Emergency Management Agency (NEMA) confirmed the incident, saying the injured are receiving medical attention.

Meantime, former Vice President Atiku Abubakar has expressed sadness over the blast, describing the perpetrators as those “with the heart of evil”.

In a Facebook post Friday, Atiku who hails from the north eastern state of Adamawa said he was “deeply saddened by the bombing incident at the Yola IDP camp today”, declaring that only persons with hearts of evil could perpetuate such evil act.

“The Yola IDP camp is the largest in Nigeria, and refuge to thousands of people who fled the insurgency from Borno and Yobe.

“Many people I know were working as volunteers in the camp, including staff and students of AUN, who sustained minor injuries in today’s blast.

“Today’s attack is an attempt to break the spirits of the people who came to seek refuge. The perpetrators will know no peace” he said.

Atiku however enjoined the pepole not be deterred and give up, assuring that victory is in sight. “We will win the war against terrorism. We shall overcome!” he assured.


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