Scene of the incident. Source: Channels TV

The management of Abubakar Tafawa Balewa University (ATBU) on Tuesday issued a notice for students to vacate the campus after a flood disaster which led to the collapse of a pedestrian bridge.

Concise News had reported that the pedestrian bridge collapsed at the Gubi Campus, killing two students and injuring many others injured.

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It was gathered that the bridge which links classrooms and the hostel collapsed around 12am on Monday, after a heavy downpour.

But in a circular signed by the Registrar of the institution, A.G Hassan and pasted around the campus, the school said that full details of the incident was still being awaited, adding that the Senate had decided to close down the institution for the time being.

“Following the unfortunate incident (a flood disaster) of Monday, August 5, the Senate at an emergency meeting held on Tuesday, August 6 approved a break with effect from Tuesday, August 6 to August 18, 2019.

“All students are, therefore, required to vacate the campuses with immediate effect from today, August 6, 2019. It should be noted that academic activities with effect from Monday, August 19, 2019,” the circular reads in part.

The Vice-Chancellor Professor Abdulazeez Ahmed thereby commiserates with parents, SUG, students and the University community over the sad event and prays that the almighty God will protect the University from any unforeseen circumstances.

The school was thrown into the mourning after an accident on Monday midnight where a pedestrian bridge collapsed at the Gubi Campus.

Four students were killed and eight others injured after the bridge collapsed.

The bridge which links one of the hostels and another building containing lecture rooms collapsed at midnight, following a heavy downpour.