An inferno that occurred around 11:00 am on Monday at Muna Garage Internally Displaced Persons (IDPs) camp in Maiduguri, Borno State destroyed food items and other valuables in the thatched houses.
The situation had rendered many inhabitants homeless, according to reports.
One of the IDPs, Modu Zarami explained that the exact cause of the fire is yet to be ascertained, though colossal damage was recorded in the inferno.
“Nobody can say how the fire started, we only saw flames going up, and before anyone could do anything, it had destroyed a large section of the camp.
“The fire had destroyed my three-bedroom thatch house, two sacks of maize, one bag of millet, and a grinding machine. It’s all that the life of my family depends on. I have two wives and five children,” Zarami said.
Another victim, 70-year-old Modu Maina said: “I thanked God that no life was lost but, I don’t know where to start, I have a large family and the entire house has been razed, not even our clothes we recovered”, stressing that he lost property worth over 100,000 to the fire.
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