Students at the Usmanu Danfodiyo University, Sokoto state, were gripped with fear after a mysterious calabash was spotted at a spot where female students of the school usually dump their sanitary pads.
The incident occurred at the popular Nana Asma’u Hall (DV) within the University and the female residents of the hostel have cried out for help as they could not fathom what the calabash was meant for and it’s purpose on the used sanitary pads.
According to information coming from the school premises, a cleaner who was the first to start cleaning on that day saw the calabash and then alerted the attention of the other residents of the hostel
“I went to empty my first refuse bin before 7:00am, the place was dark but I spotted a calabash.
Although I was not very sure of what I saw so I left the place. When i went back the second time to dump another refuse, it was brighter so I could see clearly.
I saw the calabash balanced in the middle of used sanitary pads dumped there. I was scared in the first place, but later summoned courage and observed some prayers and carried it to the matron.”
It was gathered that the matron, upon seeing the calabash got so scared herself before calling for the attention of the female students to come and see for themselves.
The matron said:
“I am surprised.I couldn’t believe my eyes’’.
She later asked the cleaner to summon the students in the hostel to see for themselves, so they will learn from it.
The students were however admonished to maintain clean hygiene and also ensure that there pads and other bodily wastes are well disposed off to avoid issues of this nature.
The calabash was reported to have been destroyed and burnt.