Bridge collapse: ATBU students asked to go home

The management of Abubakar Tafawa Balewa University (ATBU) on Tuesday issued a notice for students to vacate the campus after a flood disaster which led to the collapse of a pedestrian bridge, killing four students.

Students are asked to vacate the school premises immediately.

The notice was indicated in a circular signed by the registrar of the institution, A.G Hassan and pasted around the campus.

 “Following the unfortunate incident (a flood disaster) of Monday, August 5, the Senate at an emergency meeting held on Tuesday, August 6 approved a break with effect from Tuesday, August 6 to August 18, 2019.

“All students are, therefore, required to vacate the campuses with immediate effect from today, August 6, 2019. It should be noted that academic activities resume with effect from Monday, August 19, 2019,” the circular reads in part.

The Vice-Chancellor Professor Abdulazeez Ahmed also commiserates with parents, SUG, students and the University community over the sad event and prays that the almighty God will protect the University from such incident int the future.

The notice for the short break follows an accident on Monday midnight where a pedestrian bridge collapsed at the Gubi Campus, killing four students.

Eight other students were injured in the bridge collapse.

The bridge which links one of the hostels and another building containing lecture rooms collapsed at Monday midnight, following a heavy downpour.

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