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Just In: Fire guts Katsina Varsity’s senate building, destroys property

By Monsurudeen Olowoopejo

Activities at the Umaru Musa Yar’adua University in Katsina State has been disrupted following a fire outbreak at the institution’s senate building, destroying property worth millions of naira.

It was learnt that the fire started at about 8 am when the staffers of the institution were about resuming for the day’s activities.

As gathered, the fire started from a section of the Deputy Vice-Chancellor’s office on Tuesday and destroyed some valuable materials.

The fire outbreak came barely 24 hours after the Central Market in Katsina was razed, destroying goods and property worth several millions of naira.

An eyewitness, who was at the Senate building when the incident occurred, narrated that the fire started a few minutes after 9am when activities have not fully started in the building.

According to him, it took the efforts of the senate building staff including security personnel to quenched the fire which lasted for more than half of an hour.

But a top staff of the University on condition of anonymity confirmed the incident but described it as very mild and “nothing serious”.

According to him, it was a minor electrical fault on an air condition at the Senate building that triggered the fire.

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