Reuters is reporting that more than 60 innocent people are dead after an Islamic terrorist attack. It took place at a camp in Northern Nigeria, and was reportedly caused by two or more female bombers. WOW!
More than 60 people were killed by a twin suicide bomb attack at a camp in northern Nigeria for people displaced by an insurgency of the jihadist Boko Haram group, a military and emergency official said on Wednesday.
The attack took place some 85 km (50 miles) outside the capital of Borno state, center of the seven-year insurgency, they said. It took place on Tuesday, but a breakdown in the telephone system had prevented the information being made public earlier.
As WRAL explains:
A third woman bomber was arrested and has given officials information about other planned bombings that helped them increase security at the camp, said an official of the Borno State Emergency Management Agency.
Some 78 people are being treated for wounds from the twin explosions that occurred Tuesday morning in a camp of some 50,000 people driven from their homes by the Boko Haram Islamic uprising, according to health workers in Maiduguri, the biggest city in northeastern Nigeria and birthplace of Boko Haram. They spoke on condition of anonymity as did rescue officials who said they were not authorized to speak to reporters.
The emergency management official said 51 bodies were buried Wednesday in Dikwa, the scene of the carnage 85 kilometers (53 miles) northeast of Maiduguri. Health workers said five bodies were brought to the main hospital in Maiduguri. The officials said poor cell phone service delayed news of the attack.
Boko Haram, during the past 6 years, has caused endless terrorism in Nigeria. They have killed more than 20,000 people and left more than 2.5 million without homes.
Let us pray for those who just lost their lives in this tragic, senseless act of Islamic terrorism. This is tragic!
This is why America’s presidential election is so important. Islamic terrorism is a real threat everywhere, and it takes a serious Commander-in-Chief to prevent future attacks.