Fire outbreak has destroyed 12 classrooms at the Army Day Secondary School in Bukabu Barrack, on Katsina Road, in Kano metropolis on Wednesday night. An eyewitness said in Kano on Thursday that the incident happened around 8:30pm on Wednesday.
According to the witness, the fire also partially affected the principal’s office and two other offices in the school. It was gathered that even though no life was lost during the inferno, a number of textbooks and exercise books were also lost to it.
The Director of the State’s Fire Service, Mr Mustapha Rilwanu, who confirmed the incident, said contrary to reports that Bukabu Barrack was gutted by fire, it was the Army Day Secondary School in the barrack that was affected. He said 12 classrooms were razed down, while the principal’s office and two other offices were also torched by the fire.
“We received a distress call from one Sgt. Inusa around 8:20pm on Wednesday. No life was lost, and we were able to put out the fire after we sent reinforcement of two fire fighting vehicles from our central office and Jakara sub-station.
“So, we had to use three vehicles, including the one from Kurna office, before we could put out the fire,” Rilwanu said. He called on the residents to report fire outbreak in time to prevent its spread.