Far North: Over 90 Homes Consumed By Fire In Oudjila

Inhabitants of Oudjila a locality near Mora in the Mayo-Sava division of the Far North region have been left in shock after a fire outbreak razed over 90 Homes to ashes.

The incident caused a huge material damage leaving many homeless. The palace of the Oudjila chieftaincy was left in complete ruin and the effects heavily felt by the chief of the community who is believed to have over 100 wives.

Salomon Oumar one of the victims said “I have 12 wives and 28 children. As tradition demands here in Oudjila, each wife had their own sleeping hut with a kitchen. All of this went up in flames.”

No lives were lost though several inhabitants complained of having to process new documents that equally went up in the flames.

“My national identity card, my birth certificate including those of my children got burnt,” a victim lamented.

The cause of the fire is yet to be known as the population hopes for aid either from the government or well wishers.

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