The victim has been identified as Emoseh Lawi, a student of the Tourism Department.
The incident occurred at Zenith Hostel on Friday night, December 10, when Lawi was sleeping and was unaware of the fire outbreak.
It was gathered that her fellow students forced the door, windows open, pulled her out and was rushed her to the state specialist hospital where she was confirmed dead.
”I was told the said lady went to read all through the night for her examination and returned very weak, hence she slept off. The cause of this fire is from an electrical socket which sparked repeatedly and suddenly gutted the mattress next to it from which it spread all over,” an eyewitness told newsmen.
“When she was brought out of the hostel, she was totally unconscious and could barely stand before the school security men came to pick her up with a Toyota Hilux and she was rushed to the hospital,” the eyewitness added.