Fire Razes IDP camp in Maiduguri
A fire outbreak has completely destroyed 620 houses at the popular Custom House IDP camp in the outskirts of Maiduguri, the capital of Borno State.
A child was killed while two old women sustained injuries during the inferno. Many makeshift tents were also destroyed.
The fire outbreak which started around 8:30 consumed parts of the camp and was put out by the combined efforts of the IDPs, security agents and officials of the federal and state fire service.
Acting Zonal Coordinator, National Emergency Management Agency ,NEMA, Ishaya Chinoko, said emergency response had been dispatched and initial needs assessment conducted.
He added that the camp has a total of 14,250 displaced persons from three local government areas of Dikwa, Mafa and Bama