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Fire guts 95-year-old primary school in Katsina

05 October 2012, 16:22

Katsina - An early morning fire, which started at about 4 a.m. has razed the 95-year-old Muhammadu Buhari Primary School, Daura in Katsina State.

An eye witness told the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) in Daura on Friday that the fire incident lasted for hours.

The fire incident destroyed three classrooms, headmaster’s office and a store before the arrival of the state fire servicemen.

The records and documents of the school, which was established in 1917, were consumed by the fire.

Ahmed Zango, acting Education Secretary in Daura Local Government Council of Katsina State, said the inferno was caused by electrical faults in one of the affected classrooms.

Zango thanked God that the incident did not happen during the day time when pupils could have been in the school.

He said that about 170 pupils, whose classrooms were razed had been distributed to the other classrooms for their lessons.

Zango said the Chairman of the state Universal Basic Education Board (SUBEB), Suleiman Dikko, had visited the scene for on the spot assessment of the situation.

He was also there to sympathise with the school management and the pupils.



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