The attacks carried out on Dalori Internally Displaced Persons camp and Gwazari-Kofa in Maiduguri, Borno State, on Wednesday by the terrorists group, Boko Haram, left many people dead.
This is going by the account of a member of the Civilian-JTF deployed in the camp, Solomon Adamu.
He said no fewer than 12 people were killed within and outside the camp.
“At Gwazari-Kofa, one person was killed, at Dalori IDP Camp II, two persons were killed; and at Bulabulin, a village near the camp, nine persons got killed,” he added.
He narrated that about 100 members of the terrorists group who were well armed invaded the area, leaving everyone to run away.
Confirming the attacks, the North East Zonal Co-ordinator of National Emergency Management Agency, NEMA, Bashir Garga in a statement he issued said six people from Kofa Village were killed by the terrorists.
“The attack occurred on Wednesday night at about 8.00 p.m. Kofa, Mallumti, Ngomari, Gozari villages which are close to Dalori IDP camp were affected.
“Many villagers fled to Dalori IDP camp for safety which led to an attack on the camp vicinity which claimed the lives of two IDPs making a total of eight people dead.”
He said the terrorists gained access to the area through a bush path behind the villages and came in four vehicles and some motorcycles.
According to him, they ransacked the market in front of the IDP camp.
He however said villagers who ran into the bush for safety had returned to their homes while the Borno State Fire Service had put out the fire started by the terrorists.
“The injured have been treated in the camp clinic while serious cases were evacuated to hospitals in Maiduguri. An assessment team is on site to provide relief assistance to those affected,” he said.