At least four killed in Maiduguri suicide bombing

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At least four people were killed in northeast Nigeria on Thursday in a suicide blast at an open-air mosque, militia and refugee camp officials told AFP. The suspected Boko Haram bomber, who requested anonymity, was disguised as a worshipper, detonated his explosives at a camp for people displaced by the insurgency in Dikwa, a town 90 kilometres (55 miles) east of Maiduguri, the Borno state capital.

“Early this morning a suicide bomber killed four people and injured 15 others when he detonated his explosives as people gathered to pray at the ‘1,000’ camp in Dikwa,” militia leader Babakura Kolo told AFP.

An official at the camp, who said that “the attack by a male suicide bomber happened at 5:17 am (0415 GMT)”. “We lost four people in the attack and 15 others sustained injuries and are in hospital receiving medical care,” he said.