Many Dead, Several Others Badly Injured, As Mysterious Fire Burns Down One Of The Most Popular IDP Camps In The North

By Amako Nneji March 26, 2018 19:47

Many Dead, Several Others Badly Injured, As Mysterious Fire Burns Down One Of The Most Popular IDP Camps In The North

A fire outbreak has hit the Internally Displaced Persons, IDPs, camp, in Rann, Kala Balge Local Government Area of Borno State, killing 9 people  and leaving many others badly injured.

According to eyewitness’ account, who spoke with Newsmen on Monday, the IDPs had been left with nothing, after the United Nations withdrew its staff and support from that part of the State.

“Our people have been dying of hunger and starvation since the UN left. There is nothing to eat, as the little that is available from government and well-meaning Nigerians are not even enough for the women and children.

“There is also no medical care, and people are now open to so many diseases, due to hunger and starvation in the camp. Also, lack of water has been a problem, which the people have been battling with.

“Today, at about 12noon, there was a fire outbreak. Some people who were down due to hunger and its related sickness, were choked. There was no water to fight the fire, thereby living no help for those who were trapped in the fire.

“We lost nine people, with several others injured as a result of the fire incident this afternoon. We are calling for help for these people, because they are really suffering for now”, the source said.

 

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