Seven students of the Kano Government Girls College, Jogana were killed on Monday when a mysterious fire gutted a dormitory in the school
Officials said the fire started early in the morning when the students were still asleep.
A press release by the Director of press to the Deputy Governor, Alhaji Usman Bello said ‘students were evacuated to their classes and those affected were rushed to Gezawa and Sir Sanusi Hospital.’
The statement further stated that the fire was put out by men of the fire service.
Alhaji Bello disclosed that the Special Adviser to the Governor on Education Dr. Bakari Ado Hussaini and Management of Kano State Senior. Secondary School all mobilized to the School and were coordinating with the State Deputy Governor and commissioner of Education Prof Hafiz Abubakar.
Bello further revealed that the Commissioner of Health also joined the advanced party alongside health personnel to attend to the victims of the incidence.
He said that Government has successfully brought the situation under control, as he enjoined parents and Guardian to demonstrate understanding in the light of the tragic development.