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140 shelters razed by fire in Borno IDP camp

No fewer than 140 shelters have been destroyed following a fire outbreak in two Internally Displaced Persons (IDP) camps at Monguno Local Government Area of Borno.

This is according to a statement by the National Emergency Management Agency (NEMA) Northeast Information Officer, Malam Abdulkadir Ibrahim, issued on Sunday in Maiduguri.

It was revealed that the fire incidents were recorded at Flatari and Nguro camps in Monguno on Saturday.

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Giving details, Ibrahim said 28 shelters were destroyed at Flatari camp, affecting 20 households while 120 shelters were razed and 77 households displaced at Nguro in the fire disaster.

Also, about 371 persons were displaced in the fire outbreaks recorded in the two camps.

Ibrahim said that the agency was conducting investigation to identifying the cause of the fire and appraise the needs of the victims.

NEMA also said it is liaising with the Borno State Emergency Management Agency and other humanitarian partners to provide an update and mobilize resources for response.

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