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The presidential candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Atiku Abubakar, has commiserated with the victims of a fire outbreak at the Borno Internally Displaced Persons (IDPs) camp.

Concise News reports that some children were killed in a fire outbreak at the IDP camp in Monguno area of Borno state on Thursday.

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Though details of casualties had yet to be known, residents of the town reporters that some children, who were sleeping were burnt in the inferno.

A witness, Ibrahim Idi, told reporters that the fire raged from around 11.30am till 12.50pm at the Stadium Camp, Monguno.

Idi said, “Till now, the number of children burnt in the fire is unknown.”

Atiku expressed deep sorrow over the incident, saying the number of children lost to the fire incident is heartbreaking.

He said: “It is heart breaking to learn that an unknown number of children may have been lost in a fire mishap in Monguno IDP camp in Borno State today. Just heart breaking.”