Bolaji Ogundele, Abuja
President Muhammadu Buhari has directed the Ministry of Humanitarian Affairs, Catastrophe Administration and Social Improvement to advise on how one can keep away from future fireplace incidents in Internally Displaced Individuals (IDP) camps.
The President’s directive was given on the heels of a fireplace incident, which occurred on the Ngala IDP Camp in Borno State, which reportedly claimed lives of 14 individuals and left a number of others injured on Thursday.
Buhari, in a press release issued by his Senior Particular Assistant on Media and Publicity, Mallam Garba Shehu, additionally charged the ministry to hold out a radical investigation of the incident and unravel the circumstances that led to the fireplace.
He, nevertheless, expressed unhappiness over the incident, particularly over the dying of 14 internally displaced individuals, describing it as “extraordinarily horrifying”.
“President Muhammadu Buhari Thursday night described as ‘extraordinarily horrifying’, the information of the dying of 14 individuals and damage to many from a fireplace incident at an IDP camp in Ngala, Borno State.
“Reacting to the unhappy incident, the President directed the Ministry of Humanitarian Affairs, Catastrophe Administration and Social Improvement to analyze and report the circumstances resulting in the incident, and advise on how a future incidence will probably be averted.
“He additional directed that urgently wanted help be instantly given to the victims, and prayed to Allah to repose the souls of these whose lives have been misplaced, and the short restoration of the injured individuals,” the assertion stated
The President additionally mourned the dying of former Kano State Legal professional-Basic and Commissioner of Justice, Alhaji Aliyu Umar (SAN).
Buhari, in a press release issued by his Senior Particular Assistant on Media and Publicity, Mallam Garba Shehu, famous that the late Umar devoted his life to the service of the nation and humanity.
The President, nevertheless, despatched his message of condolences to the Kano State authorities, the individuals of the state, the Nigerian Bar Affiliation (NBA) and the household of the deceased.
“President Muhammadu Buhari joins the federal government and folks of Kano State in mourning former Legal professional Basic and Commissioner of Justice, Alhaji Aliyu Umar, SAN, who handed on Friday, recalling his sacrifices, dedication and dedication to pursuit of justice within the nation.
“The President commiserates with relations of the erudite lawyer, Nigerian Bar Affiliation and all skilled colleagues, particularly within the public service, affirming that the deceased devoted his life and mind to the service of the nation and humanity.”