Windstorm destroys IDPs camp, injures 19 in Borno


    Windstorm hit Arabic International School Internally Displaced Persons (IDPs) Camp at Gamboru-Nagala, Ngala Local Government Area of Borno State, where 19 persons were injured and over 300 tents destroyed when.

    It was gathered that the storm started about 3.30 pm on Thursday and lasted over one hour.

    Nobody died but the injured are being treated at the camp clinic. Several IDPs in the camp are now in search of tents.

    The National Emergency Management Agency (NEMA) and the Borno State Emergency Management Agency (SEMA) are still silent on the accident and the suffering of the people. .

    The open landmass was gathered to have exposed the IDPs to the hazards of wind and rain storms on the violence zone.

    He added that IDPs are prone to such mishaps due to the nature of their shelters and the windstorms associated with rain around the Borno/Yobe axis.

    “You know that the kind of shelter provided for the IDPs are temporary and so cannot withstand the strong winds that usually come with rain around the Borno/Yobe axis,” he said.

    “This period is not good for them. They are vulnerable to these kinds of mishaps.”