A 400-level student of Bayero University Kano, identified as Mercy Sunday on Tuesday, died in the Ramat Hall female students’ hostel.
Mercy who is a final year student in the Department of Political Science was reported to have died following a fever attack, coupled with vomiting.
The deceased roommate who spoke on the condition of anonymity said the deceased died in the early hours of Tuesday, shortly after foaming from the mouth.
The Dean of Student Affairs in the institution, Shamsuddeen Umar, while confirming the incident said the student died of natural causes.
He said, “She was sick and attended the University clinic where she was taken care of before being discharged to her hostel.”
Dr Umar added that the illness resurfaced, on Monday night but unfortunately, she died before daybreak on Tuesday.
Meanwhile, her remains have been deposited in the mortuary and awaiting autopsy.