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Fire Destroys IDPs Camp in Plateau



The newly-constructed ultra-modern Internally Displaced Persons (IDPs) camp in Shendam Local Government Area (LGA) of Plateau has been destroyed by fire.

The IDPs camp was built by the Presidential Committee on Flood, Relief and Rehabilitation, which was established after the 2012 flood disaster that ravaged 24 states in the country.

Mr. Bintan Wuyep, Director, Relief and Rehabilitation, Plateau Emergency Management Agency (SEMA) confirmed the incident to newsmen in Jos on Thursday.

Wuyep, who is the Acting Executive Secretary of the agency, said, “the disaster occurred on Tuesday.

“We don’t have funds even to fuel our vehicle to go to the camp to ascertain the cause of the inferno and assess the extent of damage.

“We have gone everywhere even for a loan, but we have not succeeded.

“Hence, we cannot give the exact level of damage caused by the sad incident,” Wuyep said.

Wuyep added that SEMA had already informed the Presidential Committee of the sad development.

“The committee told us to assess the damage and formally write a report informing them of the cause and extent of damage.”

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