Bomb blast hits Nigerian internally displaced persons camp

Fri Sep 11, 2015 12:45pm GMT
 

YOLA, Nigeria, Sept 11 (Reuters) - A bomb blast hit a Nigerian internally displaced persons (IDP)camp on Friday morning on the outskirts of Adamawa state capital Yola in the northeast of the country, a spokesman for the government emergency agency said.

The blast is the first such attack on an IDP camp in Nigeria and went off at a camp at a school in the hamlet of Malkohi, spokesman Manzo Ezekiel of the National Emergency Management Agency said.

The six-year insurgency waged by Islamist jihadi group Boko Haram has displaced about 2.1 million people and killed thousands. (Reporting By Julia Payne in Abuja and Emma Ande in Yola; Editing by Catherine Evans)

 
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