More than 100 computers have been destroyed in a fire incident that occurred at the Computer Department of the Federal College of Education, Zaria, Kaduna State.
Firefighters battled for long to control the fire which started around 9am on Saturday when workers were not at work.
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The Provost of the college, Dr Suleiman Balarabe, said the fire started from an outlet powering the Uninterruptible Power Source (UPS).
He said it had been a standing order in the college that all electrical appliances must be switched off after working hours, assuring that the computers would be replaced.
He also said measures had been taken to prevent re-occurrence.
He said, “I will also bring out some computers previously given to the college by TETFund and provide a temporary place for usage to enable students continue academic activities pending the repairs of the burnt building.
“I must sincerely thank the effort of ABU Kongo and the Kaduna State Fire Service personnel who came to our rescue immediately when the fire started.”