Two buildings in the Edo State owned University, the Ambrose Alli University, Ekpoma were Thursday night gutted by fire.
The buildings housed the departments of Civil Engineering and Philosophy.
Property worth millions of naira including computer sets, televisions, air conditioners, ceiling fans, office cabinets, refrigerators, office chairs and tables were destroyed by fire.
The cause of the fire was yet to be ascertained as at press time but there are speculations that the office of the examination officer of the Civil Engineering, containing students’ results, examination scripts and records were burnt to ashes.
Sources said some students claimed they saw somebody pouring liquid substance suspected to be fuel on an air conditioner before striking a match, after which he allegedly ran away.
The source said many of the properties were not burnt as they were looted.
Spokesperson for the institution, Chris Adamaigbo, was not available for comments due to a strike action called by the Senior Staff Association of Nigerian Universities (SSANU) chapter of the university.
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