ICC Note: Boko Haram strikes again in northeast Nigeria, this time killing nearly 60 people in a displacement camp near Maiduguri. Eyewitnesses reported twin suicide bombers detonated explosives while camp residents waited in line collecting food rations. The increasing trend of deadly suicide attacks in northeast Nigeria shows Boko Haram remains far from defeated and represents troubling effectiveness to maim, kill, and infiltrate populations already ravaged by the continuing insurgency. Boko Haram has apparently shifted from a Islamist terror group that once controlled territory and specifically marked out Christians for destruction, to a deadly guerrilla jihadist movement bent on shocking destruction towards populations of all kinds.
2/11/16 Maiduguri, Nigeria (BBC) – At least 56 people have been killed in a double suicide bombing at a camp sheltering people displaced by the Boko Haram insurgency in north-east Nigeria.
The bombers, both female, detonated their explosives while the camp’s residents were queuing for rations.
The victims, at the Dikwa camp in Borno state, were mostly women and children.
Islamist Boko Haram militants have been attacking civilian targets as the Nigerian military seeks to wrest territory from their control.
The group’s six-year insurgency has killed some 20,000 people and driven more than two million people from their homes.