President Muhammadu Buhari has mourned the death of 14 persons who died in a fire incident at an Internally Displaced Persons (IDP) camp in Ngala, Borno State.
In a statement on Thursday by his media aide, Garba Shehu, the President described the sad incident as “extremely horrifying,” adding that the news of the death of the victims and injury to others was heartbreaking.
President Buhari, however, directed the Ministry of Humanitarian Affairs, Disaster Management and Social Development to investigate and report the circumstances leading to the incident.
The Nigerian leader also mandated the ministry to advise on how a future occurrence will be averted.
He further directed that urgently needed assistance be immediately given to the victims.
President Buhari also prayed to Allah to repose the souls of those whose lives were lost and the quick recovery of the injured persons.