Abdullahi Datti, Deputy Head of Information, Publications and Public Relations Unit of the University, confirmed the incident to The Nation through a phone call.
He said the incident started around 9.30 pm and lasted for about 2 hours, destroying some part of the building.
He revealed that the inferno could have been caused by suspected electrical spark, following the restoration of full current electricity to the University.
Datti also added that that the management swiftly alerted some relevant agencies including the Fire Services at federal and state levels who quickly responded and controlled the situation.
However, Datti who could not ascertain the level of damages as at the time of filing this report noted that there was no casualty recorded considering the fact that the students were already at home due to the ongoing ASUU’s nationwide strike.