Some Internally Displaced Persons in Borno State went through a grueling weekend as fire destroyed no fewer than 140 shelters in two camps in Monguno Local Government Area of the state.
The Information Officer of the National Emergency Management Agency in the North East, Malam Abdulkadir Ibrahim, disclosed that the fire incidents were recorded at Flatari and Nguro camps in Monguno on Saturday. He said that 28 shelters were destroyed at Flatari camp, affecting 20 households while 120 shelters were razed and 77 households displaced at Nguro. Some 371 persons were displaced in the fire outbreaks recorded in the two camps.
Ibrahim said the agency is conducting investigation to identify the cause of the fire and appraise the needs of the victims while working with the Borno State Emergency Management Agency to scale up activities to support the victims.