Boko Haram gunmen kill two in Nigerian refugee camp attack, then flee

 

 

Boko Haram terrorists on Saturday killed two people and injured a dozen others in an predawn attack on a refugee camp in northeastern Borno State, aid agency and militia sources told AFP Sunday.

The militants sneaked into Madu Musaha camp, in Dikwa Town at around 3:30 a.m. and opened fire on residents who were eating before sunrise ahead of their Muslim Ramadan fast.

Dikwa, which lies 90 km (56 miles) from the state capital Maiduguri, is home to more than 70,000 displaced people who live in several camps where they rely on food and humanitarian assistance from aid agencies.

An aid agency member of staff in the town, who spoke on condition of anonymity, said militants “burst into the camp from the rear and opened fire on the IDPs (internally displaced persons).

“The gunmen escaped before troops responded,” they added, with the swift attack sending refugees and aid staff scurrying away.

It was not clear whether the militants stole any food or supplies from the camp during the attack.

Boko Haram’s 10-year insurgency has killed over 27,000 people, fuelling a humanitarian crisis where 1.8 million people remain displaced.

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