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Fire guts IDPs’ materials in Maiduguri


An early morning inferno yesterday destroyed relief materials worth millions of naira at the Presidential Committee on Northeast Initiative’s (PCNI) warehouse in Maiduguri.

The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that the fire which, started at about 6.00a.m, consumed about 400 mattresses, a vehicle and other items in the facility.

It noted that personnel of the Nigerian Security and Civil Defence Corps (NSCDC), police, fire service and residents in the area quickly brought the situation under control.

The Borno police Public Relations Officer (PRO), Ambursa Pindar, while confirming the incident, stated that a fire truck was deployed to the scene.

Pindar said the blaze destroyed some property, including a jeep that was abandoned in the warehouse, stressing that no life was lost, neither did any one sustain injury.


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