Thousands displaced as fire razes Borno refugee camp

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A fire at a refugee camp in left at least 7,200 people without shelter, authorities said early Wednesday.

A total of 1,200 tents were burned the fire at the camp in Gajiram village in Borno state, according to Yabawa Kolo, an official from Nigeria’s Emergency Management Agency (SEMA).

The camp includes those who escaped the violence of the Boko Haram terror group.

Kolo said the sent humanitarian aid to the camp’s residents.

Five children were and 7,457 people lost their tents a fire last year at a refugee camp in Borno state.

Around 3 million people have been displaced more a decade of terror activities by Boko Haram.

Scores of civilians are still trapped in remote communities and are unable to flee because of a lack of on roads.

The violence, which has more 30,000 people, has spread to neighboring Niger, Chad and Cameroon, prompting a military response. (Text, excluding headline, courtesy Anadolu Agency)

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