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Benue: Fire razes boys hostel at Govt Sec. School, Gboko



A 100 beds capacity boys hostel at the Government Secondary School, Gboko in Benue State has been razed by fire.

Prof. Dennis Ityavyar, the state Commissioner of Education confirmed the incident to the Nigeria News Agency on Wednesday in Makurdi.

Ityavyar said that the started at about 9:00 am when  the students were already  in class.

He added that there was no casualty from the inferno.

According to the commissioner,  there were indications that the fire was as a result of power surge, adding that  details of the damage was yet to be a ascertained.

“Government Secondary School, Gboko boys hostels was gutted by fire around 9a.m. The students were in school at the time.

“We believe it was an electricity surge, by tomorrow, we will give more comprehensive details on the incident

“The fire affected only one of the boys hostel, it is a co-educational school for both male and female.

NAN reports the incident occurred barely Two days after some shops were gutted by fire at the Gboko modern market.

Meanwhile, the Benue Fire Service had  disclosed that it recorded a total of 101 fire outbreaks between January to November 2019.

The state Public Relations Officer (PRO) of the Service, Mr Doo Shave, had told NAN in Makurdi that 90 per cent of the outbreaks were due to carelessness.

Edited By: Remi Koleoso and Isaac Ukpoju

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