More than 350 Internally Displaced Persons (IDPs), have been rendered homeless and about 140 homes razed by fire at two IDP camps in Monguno Local Government Area of Borno State.
The incident, which was confirmed by the National Emergency Management Agency (NEMA) has it that the fire occurrences were recorded on Saturday night at the Flatari and Ngurno IDP camps with residents rendered homeless by the inferno.
According to a statement by NEMA’s Northeast Information Officer, Abdulkezo Ibrahim, 28 shelters were destroyed at Flatari camp, displacing 20 households, while at Ngurno 120 shelters were razed and 77 households were rendered homeless.
NEMA says it is liaising with the Borno State Emergency Management Agency and other humanitarian partners to provide an update and mobilize resources for response.
This is the second fire incident recorded in an IDP camp in Monguno Local Government, the first being in February this year at the stadium camp.