19 Injured As Windstorm Destroys IDP Shelters In Borno
19 Injured As Rainstorm Destroys Borno IDP Camp
Nineteen Internally Displaced Persons (IDPs) in Ngala, Borno state have been injured after a rainstorm collapsed makeshift shelters on Wednesday.
The state Commissioner of Police, Damian Chukwu in a statement on Thursday, however, noted that no life was lost.
“Gamboru Ngala Division recorded an incident where at about 15: 3 0hrs yesterday, at Arabic International School IDP Camp, Ngala, over 300 units of tents and other valuables were destroyed by heavy windstorm.
The spokesperson of the United Nations Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs,Samantha Newport, said there about 400 shelters were destroyed by the storm with over 2,500 IDPs affected. “This kind of storm is something, obviously, we are going to see more of. In fact, we’ve already had a few of these. We are aiming to rebuild the structures and address some of the challenges that we face,” she said.
Recall Naija News also recently reported that a similar rain storm in Nasarawa state, killed five people and destroyed property estimated to be running into several millions of naira.