A mysterious fire broke out in Gajiganna town of Magumeri local government area in Borno state, Sunday afternoon, and razed down several houses, and several other facilities.
A member of Civilian Joint Task Force (CJTF), and resident of Gajiganna town, Malam Hassan Musami, told Blueprint via telephone that the inferno, “started from the roof of a house at the middle of a neighbourhood shortly after the zuhr prayer. “
“The fire outbreak became wild and was fast consuming other houses and structures because most of the neighboring houses and structures are made of straw and grasses coupled with strong wind blow.
“The fire disaster rapidly spread to other parts of the town quickly after overpowering residents who used water and sand to quench it to no avail,” Musami said.
According to him, as a result of the degree of the fire outbreak, several houses, shops and other valuables thing were razed down in the town which is located along Monguno road which was once worst hit by the Boko haram insurgents.
Musami added that the areas in the town worst hit by the inferno include Gamboiri, Kangiri, Umara Misulali, Baare, Granbori, Tunjiram and Swindi wards or neighbourhoods.
A similar fire incident occurred at an Internally Displaced Persons (IDPs) camp in Maiduguri, the state capital last month around the Customs area of the metropolis.