The management of the Abubakar Tafawa Balewa University, Bauchi State has announced the shut down of the institute over the death of four students.
Okay.ng learnt that a bridge collapsed in the Gubi campus during a heavy downpour on Monday evening at 11:45 p.m.
Several students were injured while four died while returning to the hostel when the incident happened.
In reaction to the incident, the school authorities announced the shut down of the varsity till August 19, 2019.
The vice-chancellor, Muhammad Abdullazeez told journalists on Tuesday that the closure is in honour of the students who died as a result of the flood.
He announced; “I regret to announce the death of four of our students on August 5th, 2019. The unfortunate incident that led to the demise of the students occurred late last night (Monday), at the Gubi Campus of the University.
“While full details of the occurrence are being awaited, the University Senate, at an emergency meeting this morning, (August 6th, 2019) has decided to close the University in honour of the students. We closed down the school because we are mourning. The reopening date has been fixed for Tuesday, August 19th, 2019.”