Accidents and SafetyStrange Fire Outbreak Renders 100 Inmates Homeless At IDPs Camp

MAIDUGURI — An official of the State Emergency Management Agency (SEMA) in Gamboru Ngala of Borno state, Malam Yusuf Gulumba says the strange fire outbreak at the internally displaced persons IDPs camp at Gamboru Ngala in Borno has rendered over 100 inmates homeless.

The Gamborun Ngala camp has a population of over 40,000 IDPs and witnessed such an incident in April 2019.

The latest fire outbreak had destroyed three mudbrick shelters, 12 makeshift shelters and nine emergency shelters completely.

Gulumba, told newsmen that few people sustained minor injuries while trying to put out the fire, adding that no life was lost, but an investigation to establish the cause of the fire had already started.

He called on federal and state governments to provide food and non-food items as well as shelters for the victims to address their immediate needs.

Hassan Umar Shallpella (Regional Correspondent)

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