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Bayero University thrown into mourning as 400-level student dies in hostel

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Bayero University, Kano (BUK) has been thrown into mourning after a 400-level student from the faculty of education, identified as Ms Binta Isa was found dead in the hostel.

The Deputy Registrar, Public Affairs Directorate, Mr Lamara Garba, made the disclosure in a statement on Saturday in Kano.

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Garba said the student died on Friday around 7p.m., after an illness.

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Garba said that available records indicated that the deceased had visited the new campus clinic last week Wednesday and complained of chest pain.

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“She was diagnosed and some drugs prescribed for the ailment.

“The clinic officials revealed that she had responded to the treatment and continued attending her lectures on Thursday and Friday,” he said.

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Garba said that it was revealed that on Nov 26, she again complained of the chest pain to her roommates in the evening.

“But she managed to perform abolition and prayed the Magrib prayer in the room,” he said.

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‘Garba said, however, that the roommates were shocked to have come back and met her lying on the floor.

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

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Garba said that the Vice Chancellor, Prof. Sagir Adamu-Abbas, Registrar, Malam Jamil Ahmed-Salim, and the Director, Health Services and Security, immediately went to the clinic, and that the university has contacted family of the deceased.

The Deputy Director said that, “the VC, on behalf of the management, staff, and students of the institution, has expressed sadness over the death of the student.

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“He prayed to the Almighty Allah to forgive her sins and grant her paradise,” he said.

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