The newly built Postgraduate hostel of Micheal Okpara University Of Agriculture,Umudike, was this morning gutted by fire. The morning inferno as gathered by liveschoolnews.org, left the students in pain over their loss.
Below is the email sent to liveschoolnews.org by a student of Micheal Okpara University Of Agriculture,Umudike, Precy Nenyenwa Amadi.
As At 6.24am today being 7th,July 2015. There was a fire scene at the Post Graduate Hostel Quarter (PG hostel), the newly built Hostel that is still causing some problems here in school and in the Federal level, the newspaper (the reckoner ) i read yesterday being 6th,july 2015 says there is a 300milllion naira fraud In Micheal Okpara University Of Agriculture,Umudike. Which the Vc, Hillary Edeoga is answerable and accountable for, for imposing a compulsory Hostel fee on the MASSIVE newly admitted students, half of the masses (students)were not given accomodation and their money not returned to them.
However, i was on my bed (up bunk) and from my window(New Female hostel), a lady that wanted to fetch water was shouting FIRE! I thought it was a joke and continued pressing my phone. She didn’t stop screaming..this time, it was louder.
I said to myself, today is not April fool,could she be serious? I turned and looked out from the up window, i saw dark mighty smoke going up to the cloud from the zink. I jumped down from the up Bunk i was, forgetting there was a ladder to easily come down with…thank God i wasn’t injured but on a serious note, i don’t how i actually jumped…I told my roommate that was in the room with me that the fire was for real! She climbed down too. As i was running out from my room, alerting other female students…the girls were running out in fear, i was fortunate enough to see a room the door was widely opened! Right inside the room, a girl left her stove on,the burner and settings were on the floor. I Screamed! ”there is a fire scene out there and someone is trying to create another fire scene in our Domot” I quenched the fire and banged the door,closed! Pheww.
Nevertheless, the students were able to try their best by helping to quench the fire. From the inside, some group broke the window glasses and destroyed the protector just to save our elderly ones inside the building. Another bigger group was taking water into the buiding to quench the fire. In my hostel (female hostel), the girls were crying and screaming, some were packing their stuffs out, some were after their school original documents because our hostel was opposite to the building on fire.
We did the little we know by switching off the electric light, the mighty fire was finally quenched and we were happy. As at 7.32am today,the Fire Service Corporation came around and the students attacked them, they were mobbed and asked to leave the environment and the left. Of what use are they to us now? Lastly, what caused the fire? we are yet to know! What would be of the quartered-damaged PG hostel, we are yet to know! Indeed, it was a horrible Fire incident!
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