Scores Dead As Fire Razes IDP Camp In Borno

Many persons have been confirmed dead and others injured during a fire outbreak at the Internally Displaced Persons (IDP) camp in Abadam in Abadam Local Government Area of Borno State.

The fire outbreak razed some of the shelters in the camp while properties worth millions of naira were also destroyed.

It was learned that some of the victims of the fire incident have taken refuge at Diffa village in Niger Republic.

This development comes a month after a fire incident was reported at the Kalari Muna Elbadawy Internally Displaced Persons (IDPs) camp, Maiduguri, Borno.

No fewer than seventeen people sustained varying degrees of injury in the inferno that claimed one life.

The incident was confirmed to newsmen in a statement released by the National Emergency Management Agency (NEMA).

The NEMA and the State Emergency Management Agency (SEMA) visited the camp to assess damages caused by the inferno which reportedly started from a cooking fire in one of the IDP tents.

A statement released by the Principal Information Officer NEMA North-East, Abdulkadir Ibrahim, had revealed that about 100 shelters were destroyed, while dozens of households in the camps were displaced as a result of the incident.

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