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Fire Destroys ATBU Female Hostel In Bauchi

Posted: Jan 26, 2016 at 7:09 pm   /   by   /   comments (0)

By Patience Ogbodo-Iwuagwu

Fire outbreak on Monday night razed down a section of the female hostel of the Yelwa campus of Abubakar Tafawa Balewa University Bauchi State.

The Public Relation Officer of the University,Zalani Bappa, who confirmed the incident said four rooms in the hostel were affected by the inferno.

 He said no life was lost  but the students lost all their belongings to fire before the arrival of men of the state fire service.

According to Zailani,  the management of the university was still investigating the cause of the incident as nobody could trace what triggered the fire.

He said an alternative accommodation by the university has been made for those whose rooms were affected and appealed to the outside communities to avoid burning bushes close to the university.

Also, the information officer of the state fire service Abubakar Bala said that  the fire incident started around 10.00 pm on Minday when students were  preparing for their exams.

He said four of the hostels and a toilet were seriously affected and attributed the cause of the fire outbreak  to a gas cooker allegedly mounted by a female student after  investigation.

He said it was improper for students to use such cooking gadgets in the hostel, adding that the number properties affected was yet to be ascertained.

Abubakar said it took  the combine effort of Tatari Ali and federal polytechnic fire fighting vehicles to put out the fire.

“The prompt response of the fire service and residents living close to the university  yielded positive results as the fire did not extended to other rooms at the hostel,” he said

He urged residents to desist from castigating fire service staff and appealed to the government to equip the fire station in the state to avert future occurrences of fire outbreaks.