An inferno on Tuesday razed the hostel of the students of the Government Girls College in Mayo-Belwa, Adamawa State.
It was understood that the college had two hostel blocks, but one was earlier destroyed by fire last year.
An official of the Mayo-Belwa Local Government Area, Aliyu Isah, who spoke to journalists via telephone conversation; “The only hostel of the school has just been destroyed. It has been consumed by fire.”
“We have not determined the cause of the fire yet, but we put it to electricity malfunctioning. It is sad because the students will now have to be dispassed. This is the only hostel block standing after the first of two hostel blocks was similarly destroyed by fire last year.”
Although he was not specific on the number of affected students, he said they would not be less than 80, but that nobody received physical injuries as a result of the fire.