IDPs were killed in another fire disaster in Borno

IDPs were killed in another fire disaster in Borno

Two people were killed in the aftermath of a fire in a camp for internally displaced persons in Gajiram, the headquarters of Nganzai local government area of Borno State.

Eyewitnesses told the Premium Times that the camp for displaced people caught fire twice in less than 24 hours.

Malam Bashir, the head of the camp in Gajiram, said:

“We do not know the cause of the fire, but the disaster occurred twice in quick succession.

“The first one happened on Monday night and the second happened the next morning.”

Mr Bashir said more than 200 houses of grass and corrugated board were leveled to the ground in the twin fire incident.

It was also learned that the displaced had not yet received any form of assistance or palliative, about 48 hours after the fire destroyed all they had.

 Gaji Adamu, a displaced male, said;

“This is the most difficult period for us in recent times.

“We hoped to start the fasting with the little food given to us earlier this month, but here we are left with nothing to eat and no roof upon our heads.”

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