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Fire razes 1,000 houses in Borno IDPs’ camp, kills 2

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Fire razes 1,000 houses in Borno IDPs’ camp, kills 2

Two Internally Displaced Persons (IDPs) have died and more than 1,000 houses were destroyed when a fire burnt down Muna Alamdari Internally Displaced Persons (IDPs) camp in Maiduguri, the Borno State capital.

Neptune Prime gathered that the fire began at about 6 am and lasted for over an hour before it was brought under control by fire service personnel.

The Director General of the State Emergency Management Agency, Dr Barkindo Muhammad, said that the IDPs, Civilian Joint Task Force, security agencies and some good Samaritans also assisted in putting out the fire.

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Muhammad said that the agency has commenced an assessment of the damages while making efforts to provide immediate humanitarian support to the victims.

“We are immediately providing 500 bags of rice, blankets as well as other non-food items to mitigate their suffering,” the DG said.

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