By Michael Olugbode, in Maiduguri
Three persons were killed while seven others were injured in a suicide attack on an internally displaced persons’ (IDPs) camp in Pulka village in Gwoza Local Government Area, Southern Borno, Northeast Nigeria, an aid worker, Bukar Amin, told THISDAY on phone.
He said: “A suicide bomber came to the entrance to Camp 4 around 11am on Monday morning and detonated the explosives strapped to her body and at the last count, we have three deaths and seven injured persons.”
Another official, Bunu Bukar, who spoke to THISDAY from Maiduguri on phone, said: “Yes, there was a suicide attack on a camp in Pulka on Monday, three persons died and seven other persons were injured.”
Bunu Bukar, who is the Secretary of the Hunters Association in Borno State, added: “Our fear is that the insurgents would want to use the festive period to create problems in order to seek relevance therefore, people should be extra careful and support security personnel with information at all times.”
A military officer, who asked not to be named as he was not authorised to speak to the media, said the clusters of camps in Pulka and Gwoza have created a new security challenge.