No fewer than six internally displaced persons (IDPs), have died when a building collapsed in a school classroom sheltering the IDPs in a camp in Monguno local government area of Borno State.
Intelligence sources said the classroom sheltering several IDPs in the town of Monguno caved in around 7pm on Monday following torrential rains the previous day.
The source added that four out of the six victims died on the spot while the two others died at the hospital where five of them that were wounded were rushed to.
” Four of the victims died on the spot, five others wounded were rushed to hospital where two of them later died,” the intelligence source said.
When contacted, the director of Borno State Emergency Management Agency (BOSEMA) , Comrade Abdullahi Suleiman said report of the incident is yet to reach the agency, promising to make inquiry of the incident and report back.
LEADERSHIP gathered that the accident occurred in an primary school turned IDPs camp where scores of the IDPs live, and that the affected classroom had been weakened from a previous fire outbreak and recent heavy rainfall in the area.
Monguno has a mega camp accommodating IDPs that are from local government areas the Boko Haram terrorists are still hibernating.