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Death toll in Borno IDP camp’s fire rises to three



The death toll in Friday’s fire incident at the Muna El-Badawy Internally Displaced Persons (IDPs) camp in Maiduguri, Borno State, has increased to three after two more bodies were pulled out by rescue workers.

One person was confirmed dead and 17 others injured when fire razed the facility on Friday.

The Director-General of the Borno State Emergency Management Agency, Mrs. Yabawa Kolo, confirmed the development to journalists during an impact assessment visit to the scene.

She said at least 3,000 shelters were destroyed and dozens of households were displaced in the camp.

She said the fire which began from a tent spread to other shelters and destroyed properties in the facility.

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Kolo said: “There have been records of huge losses of food and non-food items as well as animals that were destroyed during the fire disaster.

“Another fire incident occurred at Mandarari IDP camp located within Konduga town in Konduga Local Government Area.”

“We appeal to the National Emergency Management Agency, the North-East Development Commission and the Federal Ministry of Humanitarian Affairs, Disaster Management and Social Development to assist the IDPs.”

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