1 dead, 17 injured as fire guts Borno IDP camp

The National Emergency Management Agency(NEMA) on Friday said one was killed, while 17 others were injured in a fire incident at Kalari Muna Elbadawy Internally Displaced Persons (IDPs) camp, Maiduguri, Borno.

Principal Information Officer NEMA North-East, Abdulkadir Ibrahim, made this known to NAN on Friday.

Ibrahim said about 100 shelters were destroyed, while dozens of households in the camps were displaced as a result of the incident.

He said the fire which started from a cooking fire in one of the IDP tents at about 1pm, was, however, brought under control by the personnel of the State Fire Service.

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Ibrahim explained that the injured victims had been administered first aid.

He added that a combined team of the NEMA and the State Emergency Management Agency (SEMA) were on ground to assess the extent of destruction in the camp.

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