No lesser than 140 shelters have been destroyed by fire in two Internally Displaced Persons (IDPs) camps at Monguno local government area of Borno state.
This was disclosed in a statement by the Northeast information officer of the National Emergency Management Agency (NEMA), Malam Abdulkadir Ibrahim.
The fire incidents were recorded at Flatari and Nguro camps in Monguno on Saturday, April 27.
Ibrahim said the agency was conducting an investigation to know the cause of the fire and appraise the needs of the victims
He revealed that 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.
He added that about 371 persons were displaced in the fire outbreaks recorded in the two camps. Ibrahim said the agency was conducting an investigation to identifying the cause of the fire and appraise the needs of the victims.
According to him, the agency in collaboration with the Borno State Emergency Management Agency (SEMA) had scaled up activities to support the victims.