Bandits rampaging in the Northwest of the country have been exonerated from the fire outbreak that razed a female hostel at the Zamfara State College of Education, Maru, last Thursday.
Registrar of the college, Dr. Abdullahi Haruna told NAN in Gusau on Saturday, that the fire incident occurred last Thursday, while one of the students was cooking food over a kerosene stove.
He said that a block of female hostels comprising 20 rooms was completely destroyed by the fire.
“Students’ items comprising clothes, documents, bedding materials and other valuable items, worth millions of naira, were also lost to the fire.
“We thank God that no loss of lives or casualties were recorded, the school management has provided relief materials to the students,” the Registrar explained.
He appealed to the students to remain calm and consider the incident as act of God, while calling on governments at all levels to assist the students that were affected by the fire incident.
The registrar dismissed the suggestion that some unknown gunmen were responsible for setting the hostel on fire, describing the information as the work of mischief makers that should be disregarded by the public.