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Fire destroys female hostel in Offa Grammar School

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Rayyan Alhassan is a graduate of Journalism and Mass Communication at Sikkim Manipal University, Ghana. He is the acting Managing Editor at the Daily Nigerian newspaper, a position he has held for the past 3 years. He can be reached via [email protected], or, or @Rayyan88 on Twitter.
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The Kwara Fire Service says fire has destroyed a female hostel in Offa Grammar School, Offa Local Government of the state.

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Hakeem Adekunle, the Head of Media and Publicity of the Service, in a statement on Friday in Ilorin, said the inferno affected a 20-room female hostel.

He said six rooms were completely burnt out of the 20 rooms in the affected building.

”At about 4:25 p.m on Thursday, the State Fire Service was informed of a fire incident at Offa Grammar School, in Offa, Kwara State, by one Mr Taiye through a telephone call.

”The outbreak involved a storey building and out of the 20 rooms in the affected building, six rooms were completely burnt by the fire,” he said.

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Mr Adekunle said the fire outbreak was due to the carelessness by one of the occupants who set undergrowth on fire which later spread to the main building.

He urged residents of the state to be more vigilant and desist from unmonitored bush burning.


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