A fire which broke out mid-morning on Thursday at a camp housing tens of thousands displaced by terrorists’ violence in northeast Nigerian, killed about 14 people.
According to a rescue official, who asked not to be named, More than 200 shelters were destroyed, rendering 1,250 people homeless.
The official said;
The fire killed 14 people, six from the same family, and left 15 with injuries, seven of them critically
Militia leader Umar Kachalla also said;
We recovered 14 burnt bodies from the gutted shelters and another 15 who sustained varying degrees of burns from the fire.
Another militia member Shehu Mada said;
It was not clear what caused the fire but residents blamed it on arson after a suspect was arrested with a lighter in his pocket.
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