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Fire Guts Gumi’s House In Kaduna

Feb 13, 2022

THE residence of a renowned Islamic scholar, Sheikh Gumi, in Kaduna was on Saturday razed by a fire outbreak, whose cause still remains unknown as of the time of filing this report. 

A source, who pleaded anonymity, said the fire started at the Islamiyya School located within the compound of the Islamic scholar’s residence. 

A statement issued by his media consultant, Tukur Mamu on Saturday, said the girls’ section, well-equipped laboratory and 50 computers were also destroyed in the fire incident. 

According to the statement, ‘for clarity, part of the big edifice, an upstairs in the main entrance is housing a female secondary school, Khulitul Banat girls college which was founded by Gumi, while the Sheikh stays with his family in large duplexes at the inner part of the house.’ 

It noted that ‘the side that was completely destroyed by the fire is upstairs of the girl’s college. 

The well-equipped laboratory, computer sections (with about 50 computers) and 4 classrooms all in the upstairs of the building were all destroyed by the fire. The source of the fire is not yet known. 

The statement also stated that ‘Sheikh Gumi and his entire family including his domestic staffs were not affected and did not sustain any injury as a result of the unfortunate disaster’. 

‘As we investigate to find out the cause of the fire, we thank all well wishers that came almost immediately in hundreds to provide assistance in putting up the fire and to sympathize with Sheikh Gumi,’ it stated. 

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