Fire Razes IDP Camp and Kano Market

Many feared dead as fire razes IDP camp in Borno (Photos)

Fire: An Internally Displaced Persons (IDP) camp in Monguno LGA of Borno state, has been razed by fire, according to a report by TVC.

An unknown number of children were said to have been burnt in the inferno which started this afternoon.

The incidence started at about 11:30am on Thursday and gutted the entire camp settlement, which provided shelter to hundreds of persons displaced by Boko Haram insurgency.

According to TVC, many young children were burnt in the inferno. The cause of the inferno is yet to be identified.

The Monguno IDP camp houses many internally displaced persons from several communities around the Lake Chad Basin.

Again, fire destroys over 70 shops at Yan’Katako market in Kano State

The Kano State Fire Service has confirmed that fire destroyed 70 temporary shops at Yan’Katako Market in Rijayar Lemo area of Kano.The Spokesman, Alhaji Saidu Mohammed confirmed the incident saying 30 of the shops were completely razed down while 40 were slightly burnt.

“We received a distress call in the early hours of Thursday at about 03:45 a.m. from one Bashir Suleiman that there was fire outbreak at the market. On receiving the information, we quickly sent some of our personnel and fire fighting vehicles to the scene of the incident at about 03:52 a.m. to quench it so as not to affect other shops,“ he said.

He advised traders at the market and other residents to be more careful and desist from using instruments capable of triggering fire as a way of guarding against future occurrence.

Mohammed also advised the people to keep fire buckets, blankets and extinguishers that would enable them curtail any fire outbreak before calling on the fire service. Mohammed said the cause is being investigated.

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