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Bayero University final year student slumps, dies in hostel

A final year student of Bayero University Kano, identified as Babangida Ahmad, slumped and died in his hostel in the early hours of Friday, January 28, while preparing to go to mosque for morning prayer.

The Secretary, Information and Publication of the University, Bala Abdullahi, who confirmed the incident in a statement on Friday January 28, said the deceased is a student in the Department of Library and Information Science.

“The University management has contacted his parents about the incident and would be taken to his hometown for burial according to Islamic rites,” the statement read.

A colleague of the deceased said the late Babangida left the room at about 4:30 am where he suddenly slumped and was quickly rushed to the university clinic for medical attention. He was said to have been brought in dead (BID) to the clinic.

“Prior to his death, the deceased has been visiting Aminu Kano Teaching Hospital (AKTH) to see doctors on certain undisclosed ailment,

“According to hospital records, he had visited AKTH about seven times within the last one year, with his last visit on the 10th of January, 2022. His next appointment at the AKTH was on 7th February, 2022.”

“Meanwhile, the University management had taken the body to his hometown, Misau, Bauchi State for burial.

The Vice Chancellor, Prof. Sagir Adamu Abbas, has on behalf of the University Management condoled with the family and friends of the deceased and parayed Almighty Allah to grant him Jannatul Firdaus.

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