ICC Note: Nigerian forces have reportedly foiled another Boko Haram attack on Dikwa displacement camp near Maiduguri in northeast Nigeria. Global media are reporting the military killed 26 Boko Haram fighters late Wednesday in the insurgency’s attempt to yet again create chaos and bloodshed on a target the Islamists have struck previously. On Feb 9, two suicide bombers hit Dikwa camp, killing 58 people and wounding scores. During that assault, one of the three girls strapped with bombs ditched the mission, instead choosing to survive because she saw her family in the food queue line before the attack. Boko Haram and other radical Islamist groups in northern Nigeria are responsible for murdering tens of thousands of Christians in Nigeria for the past 15 years.
By Ronald Mutum
2/26/16 Maiduguri, Nigeria (AllAfrica) – The Nigerian army said troops in Borno State have foiled an attempt by Boko Haram to attack Dikwa.
A statement by the army spokesman Colonel Sani Usman said: “following dislodgement of Boko Haram terrorists’ camps in the border towns of Kumshe and Talala by joint operations of Nigerian and Cameroonian forces, the terrorists made a futile attempt on Dikwa ….”
He added that “the terrorists aimed at causing havoc at the internally displaced persons (IDPs) camp located at Dikwa. However and unknown to the fleeing Boko Haram terrorists, the Armed Forces Special Forces in blocking positions decisively dealt with the terrorists; killing many, recovered vehicle, arms and ammunitions.”