Fire guts IDP camp in Borno, kill three persons

Fire broke out at the camp of internally displaced persons (IDP), killing three persons in Monguno, Borno State.

The sad incident was confirmed by the  National Emergency Management Agency (NEMA) in a statement by its Head of Media and Public Relations, Mr Sani Datti.

According to him, the incident occurred on Thursday at the camp which houses nearly 8,000 IDPs.

The United Nations Humanitarian Coordinator in Nigeria, Mr Edward Kallon, while sympathising with the victims said the fire started in a family cooking area in front of a shelter made of straw, bamboo and plastic sheeting, sweeping through the Stadium Camp.

Source: ChannelsTV


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