- Fire has destroyed 140 shelters in Borno IDPs camps
- The fire incidents were recorded at Flatari and Nguro camps in Monguno on Saturday, April 27
- Malam Abdulkadir Ibrahim, the NEMA's northeast information officer, said the agency was conducting investigation to know the cause of the fire and appraise the needs of the victims
The National Emergency Management Agency (NEMA) has said that 140 shelters were destroyed by fire in two Internally Displaced Persons (IDPs) camps at Monguno local government area of Borno state.
Vanguard reports that the NEMA's northeast information officer, Malam Abdulkadir Ibrahim, disclosed this in a statement on Sunday, April 28, in Maiduguri, the sate capital.
Legit.ng gathered that Ibrahim said the fire incidents were recorded at Flatari and Nguro camps in Monguno on Saturday, April 27.
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 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.
Meanwhile, Legit.ng had previously reported that the Bauchi state government denied reports that Internally Displaced Persons (IDPs) at a camp in the state were feeding on onion leaves for survival.
It was reported that Kabiru Yusuf Kobi, the State Emergency Management Agency (SEMA)’s director for relief and rehabilitation, said that the state does not have any IDP camp as reported in the media.
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