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President Buhari reacts to Borno IDP fire outbreak, orders investigation

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President Muhammadu Buhari, Thursday evening, described as “extremely horrifying,” the news of the death of 14 persons and injury to many from a fire incident at an IDP camp in Ngala, Borno State.


At least 14 people were burnt to death and dozens injured when a fire broke out Thursday at the IDPs camp.

Ngala is a small town close to the border with Cameroon.


In 2015, more than 30,000 civilians fled their homes in the wake of attacks by the Boko Haram terrorist group and have been taking refuge at the camp.

Reacting to the sad incident, the President directed the Ministry of Humanitarian Affairs, Disaster Management and Social Development to investigate and report the circumstances leading to the incident, and advise on how a future occurrence will be averted.

Buhari’s reaction to the ugly incident was contained in a statement signed Garba Shehu and made available to newsmen  on Thursday.

He further directed that urgent assistance be immediately given to the victims, and prayed to Allah to repose the souls of those whose lives were lost, and the quick recovery of the injured persons

President Muhammadu Buhari
President Muhammadu Buhari

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