Buhari mourns victims of Borno IDP fire incident

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Muhammadu Buhari, Nigeria's president

President Muhammadu Buhari Thursday evening described as “extremely horrifying,” the news of the death of 14 persons and injury to many from a fire incident at an IDP camp in Ngala, Borno State.

The President in a statement by his Senior Special Assistant on Media and Publicity, Garba Shehu, directed the Ministry of Humanitarian Affairs, Disaster Management and Social Development to investigate and report the circumstances that led to the incident, and advise on how a future occurrence will be averted.

He further directed that urgently-needed assistance be immediately given to the victims, and prayed to Allah to repose the souls of those whose lives were lost, and the quick recovery of the injured persons.

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