Fire Guts ABU Senate Building

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A section of the Ahmadu Bello University’s (ABU) Senate Building at the Samaru Main Campus in Zaria has been razed by fire.

The university’s Director of Public Affairs, Malam Auwalu Umar, confirmed the incident in a statement on Friday, 1 December, 2023.

According to the statement, a small room on the ground floor of the Senate building housing an electrical Distribution Board (DB) was affected.

Umar stated that the fire began at about 4:15 pm and that the reason could not be determined immediately, adding that no injuries or casualties had been reported.

He said the fire also consumed the Distribution Board and some old public speaker systems.

“The timely intervention of the University firefighters and security personnel saved the situation. In fact, power has since been restored to the building,” he said.

According to the statement, the Vice-Chancellor, Prof. Kabiru Bala, was present at the scene of the incident, alongside several management personnel and hundreds of sympathizers.

The statement also revealed that the university management has formed a committee to investigate the circumstances surrounding the incident.

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