President Muhammadu Buhari has directed authorities to tighten security measures in all camps harboring internally displaced persons in the country to guard against the sort of incident that occurred in Yola, Adamawa state on Friday. In a statement, Mr. President said: “To defeat terrorism, all hands round the clock is called for, and to feed the country’s security agents with vital information to preempt and prevent crimes so as to forestall further insurgent activities”, the President added, according to presidency statement.
He was reacting to the incident of at least two explosions that hit an internally displaced persons camp in Yola, Adamawa State on Friday killing at least seven persons and leaving about a dozen injured.
The blasts, the first in such camps, occurred at the Malhoki camp where some of those displaced by the six-year-old Boko Haram insurgency are being accommodated.
Also, a suicide attack by a suspected female Boko Haram member killed five persons and left others wounded in Madagali, Adamawa state on the same day.
The official said Friday’s attack occurred at the main market in the town about the same time an IED exploded at the internally displaced persons camp in Malkohi, in the northeastern state.
At least seven persons were killed at the displaced persons camp that is guarded by soldiers.
The Boko Haram, a terrorist group that has pledged allegiance to ISIS, is responsible for thousands of death in northern Nigeria.
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