Two Benue State University Students Drown In A River During Outing. Photos
The corpse of a Benue State University (BSU) student that drowned yesterday has been recovered. The victim, Adekole Christopher’s corpse was found at the river bank, while the body of Emmanuella Mson is yet to be found.
It was gathered that Emmanuella, a 100 level medical student and the only child of her parents drowned alongside Adekole (100L student of Computer Science) – on Friday evening beside BSU water works, an area close to the river.
According to reports, the students had visited the area on grounds of playing football and to enjoy the cool weather at the riverside before the sad incident happened.
The students who were reportedly five in number left the school premises without informing the school management through the security unit.
The University management has launched a search and rescue operation to find the other missing student. Nigeria Marine police Benue State command has also joined the search team.
So this BSU 100 level guy and a lady went swimming in River Benue and got drowned. Reports have it that the body of the boy has been found but that of the girl is yet to be found. You see, that’s why since I was born in Makurdi I have only gone close to that river once and that was 2 months ago for the past 25 yrs of my life. I still recall how a boy from my area died in the river some 10-15yrs ago, in fact that incident increased my phobia for the river. Same way a UniBen student got drowned during NUGA games at Uni Agric 2years ago. People don’t know but they see the river to be shallow, it’s really deep folks, just know your limits. If you must swim just go to a pool and have fun please. I dey always talk without shame, I dey fear water die, that’s why till today I don’t know how to swim.
My condolences to the bereaved families and course mates of the students…🙏🙏🙏.