At least 19 Internally Displaced Persons (IDPs) have been injured in the wake of a rainstorm that hit their makeshift tents in Ngala area of Borno State.

They have been managing to live under tents since they were chased away from their homes in different parts of Borno State, but now that roof has been taken off their heads.

Internally Displaced Persons (IDPs) made destitute in their own land by Boko Haram terrorists had found home at a camp in Ngala, but windstorm took that away on Wednesday. 

It is not only a sad situation for them, as 19 of them also got injured while the storm raged and upturned their makeshift tents.

In a statement on Thursday, the Commissioner of Police in Borno, Damian Chukwu, said no life was lost.

“Gamboru Ngala Division recorded an incident where at about 15:30 hrs yesterday, at Arabic International School IDP Camp, Ngala, over 300 units of tents and other valuables were destroyed by a heavy windstorm.

“Nineteen IDPs sustained injuries but are being treated at the camp clinic,” he said.

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Rain is just setting in and the incident underscores the need for a proper assessment of IDPs tents in the northeast region to ensure lives are not lost to windstorm. It will also help ensure that IDPs are not made homeless.