A fire incident on Friday occurred at the house of Haruna Aliyu, the chairman of Senior Staff Association of Nigerian Universities, SSANU, BUK branch and completely razed it beyond recognition.
Witnesses revealed that the fire started in one of the rooms but the University’s Fire Service was unable to mobilise to the scene as the driver was allegedly not on duty.
“It took almost an hour before the fire service from outside the university came. Even when they came, the fire had already burnt everything,” said a source who preferred not to be named.
“The chairman just came back from Abuja for a peaceful protest embarked by the striking non-teaching staff of the Nigerian universities over the federal government’s continuous refusal to meet their demands after over 3 months of an indefinite strike.”
As at the time of filing in this report, the cause of the fire accident remains unknown.