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How Bayero University final year student died in hostel

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Leshi Adebayo

Bayero University, Kano has been thrown into mourning following the death of a 400 level student of the Faculty of Education identified as Binta Isa.

Confirming the incident, the university’s Deputy Registrar, Public Affairs Directorate, Mr Lamara Garba, in a statement on Saturday, said the student died in her hostel room around 7pm on Friday, after an illness.

Garba stated that the available record showed that the deceased student had visited the new campus clinic last Wednesday and complained of chest pain.

He said, “She was diagnosed and some drugs were prescribed for the ailment. The clinic officials revealed that she had responded to the treatment and continued attending her lectures on Thursday and Friday.”

The university’s spokesperson further stated that on November 26, Isa again complained of chest pain to her roommates in the evening. But she managed to perform abolition and prayed the Magrib prayer in the room.

“However, the roommates were shocked to have come back and met her lying on the floor.

“They immediately raised an alarm and she was taken to the Aminu Kano Teaching Hospital where she was confirmed dead by the doctors,” he said.

Garba noted that the Vice-Chancellor, Prof. Sagir Adamu-Abbas; Registrar, Malam Jamil Ahmed-Salim, and the Director University Health Services as well as the Director of Security, Abdulyakin Ibrahim all visited the scene, adding that the university management has also contacted the deceased’s family.

“The VC, on behalf of the management, staff, and students of the institution, has expressed sadness over the death of the student. He prayed to the Almighty Allah to forgive her sins and grant her paradise,” he said.

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