From Maiharaji Altine Gusau
Fire outbreak has razed part of the resident of a renowned Islamic Scholar, Sheikh Dr. Ahmed Gumi in Kaduna.
This was contained in a statement by Gumi’s Media Aide, Malam Tukur Mamu and made available to Analyzer news on Saturday.
Mamu said, the cause of the fire which lasted for about four hours has not yet been ascertained, stressing however that, no life was lost in the inferno.
He maitained that, part of the big edifice where a female Secondary School, Khulliyatul Banat Gilrs College founded by Gumi where he also stayed with his family in large duplexes at the inner part were destroyed by the fire contrary to Media reports that the second part of the building was not affected.
Mamu said, “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”.
He said that the side that was completely destroyed by the fire was the upstairs of the girls college.
Mamu said, “The well equipped laboratory, computer sections (with about 50 computers) and four classrooms all in the upstairs of the building were all destroyed by the fire”.
He commended the Kaduna State Fire Service for their quick response to distress calls even though the fire has consumed virtually all the upstairs section, while nothing was removed.
He explained that the downstairs of the school with many classrooms and offices was not touched by the fire.
Acccording to him, 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’.
“We also thank many others from outside Kaduna that keep calling in demonstration of love and concern”.
“Even as we share the concern of many well wishers that this happens to the only school dedicated purely for girls and with emphasis in inculcating decency and supporting the girl child, we give gratitude to Allah and belief that no matter the cause(s), it was designed by Allah to happen”. Concluded Mamu