Nigeria tightens security after refugee camp blast

Some of the 275 women and children rescued from Boko Haram during military operations leave the Malkohi camp outside the Adamawa state capital, Yola, in northeast Nigeria, on May 25, 2015Nigeria’s president on Friday ordered security to be tightened at camps for people displaced by the Boko Haram conflict after seven people were killed in a bomb blast. The explosion happened at the Malkohi camp near the Adamawa state capital Yola just before 11:00 am (1000 GMT), when a homemade device left inside a tent went off, the National Emergency Management Agency said. President Muhammadu Buhari, elected earlier this year on a promise of defeating the militants, denounced the attack as “heinous and cowardly” and ordered security to be ramped up at all camps.

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