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Fire kills three at IDP camp

Three people have died in northeast Nigeria after a fire broke out in a building housing people displaced by Boko Haram Islamists, emergency officials said Thursday.

The National Emergency Management Agency said the blaze happened at the College of Business and Management Studies site in Konduga, which houses more than 6,200 internally displaced people (IDPs).

“The fire started at about 10:40 am (0940 GMT) from the cooking area leading to the death of three people and six others injured,” NEMA spokesman Abdulkadir Ibrahim said in a statement.

Konduga is some 35 kilometres (22 miles) from the Borno state capital, Maiduguri.

Boko Haram’s insurgency has killed at least 20,000 people and forced more than 2.6 million others from their homes since it began in 2009.

As the military opens up areas formerly in the hands.



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