The postgraduate hostel of the Delta State University, Abraka in Ethiope East Local Government Area of the state was razed by fire in the early hours of Friday.
Eddy Agbure, the Public Relations Officer of the institution, disclosed this to the News Agency of Nigeria on Friday in Warri.
Agbure said the incident happened between 1:30am and 2am on Friday.
He said no life was lost and preliminary investigation had begun to ascertain the actual cause of the inferno.
He said: “It was a colossal loss, but I am happy that no life was lost in the incidence.
“Preliminary investigation has commenced to ascertain the actual cause.”
Eyewitnesses said the fire destroyed the first and second floors of the two-storey building before the arrival of fire fighters.
Meanwhile, the Vice Chancellor of the university, Prof. Andy Egwuyenga, accompanied by some management staff had visited the scene and sympathised with the students.
Egwuyenga said: “It is very unfortunate that fire started here and we incurred a lot of damage.
“But even in this situation, we thank God for His mercy that there is no fatal casualty or reported death.
“The only two or three students that had slight bruises were quickly treated.”