300-Level female student burnt to death as fire razes varsity hostel

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Shamsiya Murtala, a female student of the Federal University Gashua, Yobe State, lost her life, on Saturday, after fire destroyed a complete block of 29 rooms, accommodating about 301 students.


The 300-level student of Geography Department was confirmed dead at the General Hospital, Gashua.

The incident which occurred in the afternoon has sent shockwaves across the university.

The Vice-Chancellor, Professor Maimuna Waziri, on behalf of the Senate, Management, staff and students expressed deep sympathy to the affected students and their families over the unfortunate incident and directed a thorough investigation into the cause of the fire outbreak.

A statement signed by the University’s Registrar, Dr. Abubakar Mamuda, directed all students to vacate the campus premises immediately and return to their homes or safe location until further notice.

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