Suicide bombing in Nigeria

This item appears on page 18 of the April 2016 issue.

Two suicide bombers attacked a refugee camp in northern Nigeria on Feb. 9, killing 56 people and injuring more than 60. The bombers targeted a group of people, mostly women and children, waiting in a ration line. The camp houses people displaced by Nigeria’s ongoing war with the Islamist militant group Boko Haram, which has been blamed for the attack.
A third suicide bomber removed her bombs and turned herself in to authorities after realizing that her immediate family was among the people seeking refuge in the camp.
The war against Boko Haram has resulted in the deaths of at least 20,000 people in Nigeria, Chad and Niger since 2009 and has forced at least two million from their homes. Boko Haram has been declared the deadliest terrorist organization in the world.