3 UNIMAID student injured, properties destroyed in hostel fire outbreak
Fire outbreak has on Saturday injured three students, destroyed properties in the University of Maiduguri Murtala female hostel.
However, This is the second of such incident in one month, the fire which was suspected to have started from a cooking stove, was put out almost immediately by the university’s fire service.
The director of public relations at the university, Danjuma Gambo, said preliminary investigations had shown the incident was caused by a kerosene explosion, and that the three female victims were in the hospital.
Mr Gambo, who described the incident as unfortunate, said the university management was taking steps to enforce more fire safety regulations in students’ hostels.