Edo: “This is Sad”, Grief as Entire Rooms with Documents Burnt Down in UNIBEN

Mar 20, 2024 | Uncategorized


  • UNIBEN’s female hostel was seen in a viral video being razed by fire, which drew the attention of many to the university
  • Eyewitness accounted that two rooms of the female hostel of the Edo-based federal university were completely razed as the fire service came without water
  • It stated that documents and other belongings of the students who occupied the rooms were lost and that the students were able to escape before the fire spread

Benin, Edo – Many Nigerians have expressed grieves over the fire outbreak at a female hostel at the University of Benin (UNIBEN), the Edo state capital, on Tuesday, March 19.

The fire incident was said to have razed down two rooms of the Hall 2 hostel of the university and in an earlier tweet by Ruth Nifemii, the fire service arrived at the venue of the incident without water.

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UNIBEN's female hostel on fire/How fire brought down female hostel in UNIBEN
Reactions as fire raze UNIBEN female hostel
Photo Credit: UNIBEN
Source: Twitter

The tweet reads: “Hall 2 UNIBEN is on fire, and fire service came without water.” She further shared a video update of the incident, which generated emotional reactions from some Nigerians in the comment section.

Reactions trail UNIBEN fire

Below are some of the comments:

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A concerned Nigerian with the handle @FavvyEagle commented that “this is sad”, and Nifemii replied to her comment that the development was unfortunate.

Another user with the handle @jer_llie_xx expressed concerns about the safety of the students in the room, and she responded:

“It affected two rooms, but the occupants were able to escape before it spread.”

Commenting also, @ignorednonso worried about the safety of the students, and Nifemii explained:

“Everyone is fine. Just documents and properties.”

In response to another commentator’s exclamation, Nifemii said:

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“The entire room burnt down; only the iron bunk beds remained.”

UNIBEN is one of the leading federal universities in Nigeria. The school also joined others when it recently increased its tuition fee.

See the videos as shared by Nifemii below:

Student Loan: UNIBEN, others increased their school fees

Legit.ng earlier reported that President Bola Tinubu signed the Student Loan Bill into law within his first week as Nigerian President, and the development has triggered an increase in school fees nationwide.

The hardship on parents and students who practically sponsored themselves is multiplied by removing fuel subsidies and stopping the multiple exchange rates.

Source: Legit.ng





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