Binta Isa, a 400-level student of the Faculty of Education, Bayero University, Kano, has been found dead in her hostel room.
In a statement on Saturday, the Deputy Registrar, Public Public Affairs of the University, Lamara Garba, confirmed that the student, who hailed from Kogi State, was found dead around 7 pm on Friday night after complaining of acute chest pain.
The statement reads, “The Director of the University Health Services, said late Binta Isa had previously visited the New Campus Clinic, on Wednesday, 24th November, 2021 and complained of chest pain in which she was diagnosed and administered with some drugs.
“The Director further explained that the deceased had responded to treatment in which she continued attending her lectures on Thursday and Friday, as well as other routine activities.
“On Friday, 26th November, 2021 in the evening around period of Magrib prayer, her symptoms relapsed and she complained of chest pain to her roommates, but she managed to perform ablution and prayed the Maghrib prayer in the room.”
“However, her roommates were shocked to have come back and met her lying lifeless on the floor. They immediately raised an alarm and she was rushed to the Aminu Kano Teaching Hospital where she was confirmed dead by the doctors.
“The Vice Chancellor, Professor Sagir Adamu Abbas, in the company of the University Registrar, Malam Jamil Ahmad Salim, Director University Health Services, Dr. Gezawa, as well as the Director of Security, Abdulyakin Ibrahim were all at the scene to ascertain the situation.
“As a tradition, the university management has contacted and briefed the deceased’s brother, who resides in Kano about the situation.” he said.
Professor Abbas also expressed sadness over her death at a prime age, and extended a heartfelt condolences to her parents, relatives, and colleagues. He prayed to Allah to forgive her shortcoming and grant her Jannatul firdaus.
KanyiDaily had also reported how an 18-year-old Nigerian Student, Oluwafemi Oyerinde was shot dead by his neighbour after they reportedly got into a heated argument over loud music in the United States.