Property estimated at N100m has been destroyed after a fire burned St. Peters Minor Seminary, Katari, Kaduna State.
The school’s rector, the Rev. Father Sati Edward, while assessing the damage, said the fire started at midday, ripping through the fully equipped science lab, two hostel blocks and a 500-capacity student canteen with a kitchen. attached, everything “Worth more than N100m”.
Sati said: “I got a call around 12 noon that the hostel was on fire. I immediately called the Archbishop of Kaduna and when I returned from the city, the youth of the city of Kateri were making efforts to put out the fire. We notice fire in the bathroom; while we were trying to put it out at that time, the archbishop, who arrived at that time, noticed the fire in the lab, and before we moved there, the fire was all over the lab building.”
Sati blamed insecurity in the area for the incident, adding that because all the students and villagers had moved out, the school and neighborhood were left deserted.
Also speaking, Kaduna Archdiocese Education Secretary John Bagu called on well-meaning Nigerians to help with funds to rebuild the school.
The Director of Social Communication, Fr. Stephen Onyema, thank God that no one died in the incident.