Bodies of two students of Benue State University which drowned in River Benue have been recovered
The bodies of two students of Benue State University (BSU), which drowned in River Benue on Friday have been found by a search and rescue team.
The two students are Adakole Christopher a 100- level Math and Computer science student and Miss Emmanuellla Mson, a 100- level MBBS student.
The second body of the female student identified as Emmanuella Mson was discovered around Orlam rice farm Nassarawa river rout, barely 24 hours after the body of Adakole Christopher was discovered and deposited at the morgue.
According to reports, Emmanuellla’s lifeless body was found and brought back to the bank of river Benue and has since been taken by the school ambulance to the Benue State University teaching hospital.
The Vice Chancellor of Benue State University (BSU) Professor Msugh Kembe, who confirmed the unfortunate incident, described it as unfortunate and sad.
Kembe said: “For we practising Catholics, it’s really a sad and regrettable incident, which is coming during the Holy week of Easter.”
He added the university has set up a committee to probe the remote and immediate cause that led to the drowning of the two students in River Benue.
He also added that students have been severally warned not to go swimming in River Benue without guide or life jackets during orientation.
He commended the Marine Police and President of the Student Union Government of BSU, Comrade Kizito Joseph, who immediately mobilised search- and- rescue team of students with other spirited individuals to found the bodies