A fire incident occurred on Tuesday, July 26, 2022, at the Federal Government Girls College (FGGC), Old Umuahia in Umuahia South Local Government Area of Abia, left several hostel blocks including students’ belongings destroyed.

According to reports, the fire which is believed to have been caused by a power surge started while students were in the classrooms for their evening class and they couldn’t save anything from the incident that mostly affected the school’s Junior Secondary School (JSS 2) students block.

Fire guts federal government girls college Umuahia

It was gathered that the JSS 3 block of the school which was occupied by the JSS 2 class as those in JSS 3 had gone home after they had finished their exams, was affected.

Three out of the five hostel blocks in the school were said to be affected by the fire which left the students’ provisions, mattresses, and beds, burnt