A member of staff at the Ahmadu Bello University identified as Malam Uba Musa was tragically killed in his home at the ABU site II staff quarters alongside his wife and two children in a fire disaster on Sunday.
According to a friend to late Musa, Umar Bala, who is also a staff of the university, the four family members were burnt by the fire. He said they received reports that the fire was caused by an electrical fault.
“We saw fire trucks and men moving out of the university main campus in Samaru around 7am. At first, we did not know where they were going, but we later found out that they were going to Uba Musa’s house. This incident is very shocking, as I saw the wife and the children on Friday. I also met Uba on Friday and he was full of life. We pray Allah to grant them eternal rest,” Bala said.
The four family members were buried at Shika cemetery in Zaria.
The Bursar of ABU, Alhaji Ibrahim Usman was among the management staff sighted at the funeral prayers, as the VC, Professor Ibrahim Garba, was out of town.