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Three students injured in UNIMAID hostel fire incident

Three students were injured and properties destroyed in a fire outbreak at the Murtala female hostel in University of Maiduguri.

The fire which was suspected to have started from a cooking stove, was put out almost immediately by the university’s fire service.

The Saturday fire incident is said to be the second of such incident in one month.

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.

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