A female hostel in the Usmanu Danfodiyo University, Sokoto, was razed by fire in the early hours of Saturday.
Scores of students are currently displaced.
A student of the University, Zainab Abiodun, speaking to journalists said the source of the fire remains unknown.
However, the student confirmed the outbreak destroyed properties.
She noted that the same hostel was gutted by fire two years ago.
“The fire started around 8:30 today. The affected hostel was close to my hostel and was affected by fire two years ago”, Abiodun said.
“No casualties have been ascertained at the moment. However, a lot of properties have been destroyed. The campus is in disarray.
“We don’t know whether the outbreak was caused by a gas cylinder or an electric plate. The university authorities have been alerted and we expect quick action soon”, she added.