Breaking: Yola IDPs camp death toll rises

Malkohi Internally DisplacedPersons’ camp bombingBy  AUGUSTINE OSAYANDE

ABUJA, (CAJ News) – THE death toll in the Malkohi Internally Displaced Persons’ camp bombing incident has risen.

It was initially reported up to three people had been killed after theexplosion at the facility in Yola, Adamawa State.The National Emergency Management Agency (MENA), whose officials were also injured, confirmed the toll was higher.

“So far seven persons lost their lives and 20 persons were injured in thebomb blast that occurred in Malkohi Internally Displaced Persons campYola, Adamawa State,” said Sani Datti, NEMA Senior Information Officer.

Dati said among the injured seven were treated and discharged while 13 persons, including four NEMA officials, were still receiving treatment atFederal Medical Centre in Yola.The bomb, which was planted inside a tent, went off Friday morning at around 1050 local time.

It is believed the Boko Haram terror sect is behind the deadly bombing.Its reign of terror in the Northeast has killed some 17 000 civilians and displaced about 2 million.

– CAJ News

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