Member representing Birniwa/Guri/Kirikasamma federal constituency of Jigawa State, at the House of Representatives, Hon Hassan Adamu Abunabo has lost his 14-year-old daughter to a hostel fire on Saturday night.
Rukayya Adamu Hassan Abunabo was a student of May Excellence Private School, located at Gabari Quarters in Hadejia Local Government Area of Jigawa State, whose hostel was destroyed by fire of yet to be confirmed source.
State commandant of the Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corps (NSCDC), Dr Muhammad Gidado confirmed the incident to Vanguard. According to him, the inferno started at about 11.30pm on Saturday night, in one of the female hostels in school.
“It’s sad to inform you that a female student died in the inferno and the hostel was completely destroyed, with property worth millions of naira all destroyed in the inferno,” said Gidado.
He noted that it took the combined efforts of his officers and the state fire service to put out the fire, but a girl, who was identified as the daughter of a member of the House of Representatives, was trapped in the hostel. No other casualty was recorded in the fire.
Gidado advised the people of the state to be extremely careful to forestall fire incidences, as the harmattan season begins.