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Fire Guts 47 Buildings At Kano Primary School


Fire Guts 47 Buildings At Kano Primary School

A tragic fire incident occurred during the weekend at the Tsangaya model boarding primary school in Kano State.

Reports reaching Naija News today confirmed that the inferno affected at least 47 buildings, including classrooms, offices and toilets.

The Public Relations Officer of the Kano State Fire Service, Saminu Abdullahi, confirmed in a statement made available to journalists on Monday evening, that no life was lost in the incident.

He, however, noted that the fire destroyed 14 classrooms, 12 offices, and 21 toilets within the school premises located at Kiyawa village, Bagwai Local Government Area of Kano state.

He explained that the Bichi Fire Service station received an emergency call from a resident of the area, one Alhaji Gaddafi Sani Bagwai, that there was a fire outbreak in the school.

Abdullahi said upon arrival at the school, the rescue team discovered that the inferno engulfed a building used as Tsangaya Model boarding primary school.

The fire agency discovered from its investigation that the fire started from the administrative block, pointing out that the school solar system was the cause of the fire.

Abdullahi assured that all the pupils of the school were rescued unhurt.

Prominent Kano Politician, MK Ahmed Is Dead 

A former administrative secretary of the defunct Northern Elements Progressive Union (NEPU), Alhaji MK Ahmed, died over the last weekend.

Reports obtained by Naija News on Monday morning revealed that the prominent Kano State politician died last Saturday, leaving behind thirty (30) children and grandchildren.

One of the children of the deceased, Suleiman Ahmed, confirmed the sad development to newsmen stating that their father passed away at the Aminu Kano Teaching Hospital (AKTH) during the weekend.

Alhaji Ahmed is survived by a wife, 30 children and many grandchildren, says the report.

Naija News understands that MK Ahmed founded the Nigerian Pilgrims Welfare Association in 1961 and became its secretary. He also authored the book “Chronicle of NEPU/PRP”.

The deceased worked in various government and private organisations such as the defunct Electricity Corporation of Nigeria, ECN; National Electric Power Authority, NEPA; Arab Brothers, among others.

He was a recipient of the national honour of Member of the Federal Republic of Nigeria, MFR, in 2003.

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