Hundreds Of IDPs Stranded As Fire Destroys 140 Shelters In Borno Relief...

Hundreds Of IDPs Stranded As Fire Destroys 140 Shelters In Borno Relief Camp

By News Agency of Nigeria on April 29, 2019
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The National Emergency Management Agency, NEMA, says 140 shelters were destroyed by fire in two Internally Displaced Persons, IDPs, camps at Monguno Local Government Area of Borno.

Abdulkadir Ibrahim, the NEMA Northeast Information Officer, disclosed this in a statement on Sunday, April 28, 2019, in Maiduguri.

Ibrahim said the fire incidents were recorded at Flatari and Nguro camps in Monguno on Saturday.

He disclosed that 28 shelters were destroyed at Flatari camp, affecting 20 households while 120 shelters were  razed and 77 households displaced at Nguro in the fire disaster.

He added that about 371 persons were displaced in the fire outbreaks recorded in the two camps.

Ibrahim said  that the agency was conducting investigation to identifying  the cause of the fire and appraise the needs of the victims.

According to him, the agency in collaboration with the Borno State Emergency Management Agency, SEMA, had scaled up activities to support the victims.

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