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Abubakar slams Adamawa IDPs camp attack

11 September 2015, 16:02

Adamawa - Former Vice President, Atiku Abubakar, has condemned the bomb explosion which occurred  at the Malkohi Camp Yola Adamawa State on Friday.

Abubakar expressed sadness at the target of the largest centre housing refugees in the terror-ridden country.

“I'm deeply saddened by the bombing incident at the Yola IDP camp today.

Only persons with hearts of evil could do this. The Yola IDP camp is the largest in Nigeria and offers refuge to thousands of people who fled the insurgency from Borno and Yobe States,” Abubakar said.

He added that many people he knows including staff and students of America University Nigeria (AUN) were working as volunteers in the camp.

Also read:Bomb blast hits internally displaced persons camp

Abubakar described the attack as an attempt to break the spirits of the people who came to the state to seek refuge.

“The perpetrators will know no peace. We refuse to be broken. We will win the war against terrorism. We shall overcome” Abubakar said.

The National Emergency Management Agency (NEMA) confirmed that an Improvised Explosive Device (IED) was detonated on Friday morning at the camp.

The agency said policemen have been drafted to the scene and the area condoned off.

At least three people were killed.

It is believed the explosion is the handiwork of the Boko Haram sect.

- CAJ News


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