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Fire guts Tsangaya school hostel in Kano – SEMA

The Kano State Emergency Management Agency (SEMA) has confirmed that 14 rooms and other valuables were razed by an evening fire at Almajiri Tsangaya Primary Model Boarding School in Kanwa Madobi Local Government of the state.

The Executive Secretary of SEMA, Dr Saleh Jili, confirmed the incident while leading a delegation to the affected school in Kano on Friday.

He said that the incident occurred on Oct.31, at about 5:00 p.m. at the school hostel in Kanwa Madobi Local Government of the state.

“The cause of the fire outbreak is yet to be ascertained.

“We are here on behalf of Governor Abdullahi Ganduje, to sympathize with the school and donate relief materials with the hope that the gesture would bring relief to them,” he said.

Jili said that the materials included: 20 bags of maize 10kg, 20 bags of rice 10kg, two bags of salt, seasoning cubes, vegetable oil, 212 blankets and 212 mosquito nets.

Other items were Mats, plastic buckets, plastic plates, rubber cups and spoons.

He urged members of the public, especially women using firewood, gas and charcoal, to handle fire with care and always switch off their electrical appliances whenever they were going out or going to bed to avoid inferno.

On his part, the Chairman, Kano State Qur’anic, Islamiyya and Tsangaya Schools’ Board, Gwani Yahuza Dan-Zarga, commended Governor Ganduje and the agency for the donation.

“We thank Almighty God out of the 211 students we have in the school no one was injured.

“The incident happened when the students were in evening class, all the 14 rooms in their hostel were razed and all their properties were destroyed,” he said.

Also speaking, the Village Head of Kanwa, Alhaji Isyaku Maitama, who was represented by Umar Maitama, commended the agency for the kind gesture.

Reports show that the State has 11 boys Tsangaya Schools for both Islamic and Western Education and one for girls.

The Tsangaya schools were established by the Federal Government in 2014.

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