Dangote females hostel of Kano University of Science and Technology, KUST, Wudil was raided by fire on Tuesday night.
The incident was confirmed by the University’s Public Relations Officer, Abdullahi Datti.
He said the incident occurred around 9:30pm and lasted about 2 hours, destroying some parts of the building.
According to him, a suspected electrical fault was considered as the cause of the incident following restoration of full current electricity to the University.
” There was fire outbreak at Dangote female hostel caused by electrical fault. Immediately the management of the University informed relevant agencies and within no time the fire was put under control”, he said.
He added that at the moment of the incident they could not assertain the damages caused by the fire.
Confirming the incident, Kano State Fire Service Spokesman, Sa’idu Muhammad, said the fire resulted from high voltage, adding that a total of 30 rooms, 20 toilets and 4 kitchens were completely raided.
However, no lost of life or injury was reported, as university students in the country are at home due to the lecturers strike.