In a heart-wrenching turn of events, the Muna Alamdari Internally Displaced Persons (IDPs) camp in Maiduguri, the capital of Borno State, fell victim to a destructive fire, claiming the lives of two individuals and leaving more than 1000 houses in ruins. The blaze erupted at approximately 6 am, raging for over an hour before fire service personnel managed to bring it under control.
Dr. Barkindo Muhammad, the Director General of the State Emergency Management Agency, provided insights into the aftermath. He stated, “The IDPs, Civilian Joint Task Force, security agencies, and some good Samaritans played a crucial role in extinguishing the fire.” The collaborative efforts underline the community’s resilience in the face of adversity.
The assessment of damages has already commenced, and the agency is mobilizing immediate humanitarian support for the victims. Dr. Muhammad affirmed, “We are immediately providing 500 bags of rice, blankets, as well as other non-food items to mitigate their suffering.” This swift response aims to alleviate the immediate hardships faced by those affected.