1 dead, 17 injured as fire guts IDP camp in Borno

The National Emergency Management Agency(NEMA) on Friday confirmed the death of one person, saying 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, 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 fire from a cooking fire in one of the IDP tents at about 1pm and was, brought under control by the personnel of the State Fire Service saying 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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