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 other died at the hospital where five of them who were wounded were rushed to.
“Four of the victims died on the spot, five others wounded were rushed to the hospital where two of them later died,” the intelligence source said.
When contacted, the Director of Borno State Emergency Management Agency (lBOSEMA), Comrade Abdullahi Suleiman, said report of the incident is yet to reach the agency but promised to make inquiry of the incident and report back.
LEADERSHIP gathered that the accident occurred in a primary school turned IDPs camp where scores of the IDPs reside 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 from local government areas where Boko Haram terrorists are still hibernating.