Thousands displaced as fire razes Borno refugee camp




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

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

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

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

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

Around 3 million have been displaced in more than 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 roads.

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

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