Tragedy strucked Benue state university as two students died in river Benue. The female and the male student are said to be lovers before their demise. The remains of the two had been recovered. The male student was burried at the bank of the river as culture demands while the remains of the lady is deposited at the school’s hospital.
The circumstance behind the death of the two students is yet to be clear as investigation is ongoing. Eye witness who is one of the constituted rescue team has this narration:
” Two lovers accompanied by other friends to have a nice time at river side. Arriving at the river, Adakole Christopher (the male), a popular pianist, a guiterist and a basketballer, was dancing with his friends beside the water while Emmanuella Mson (the lady) went into the river. minutes later, she came out and asked Adakole to back her and swim round the river.
While Adakole was swimming round with Emmanuella at his back, the 3 other friends were dancing and making videos. after sometimes, the friends couldn’t see the two of them. friends search around but couldn’t find them they weren’t reasonable enough to contact the local fishermen. they ran back to school and couldn’t raise alarm instead they went to security to write statements.
At the time Students went down to the river there was little or nothing to do. yesterday been Sunday the matter was reported to the marine police but no effort was made by them, they continued following unnecessary beauracracies which availed to nothing.
Yesterday afternoon through the aid of the local fishermen of Agwan jukun community we found Adakole Christopher body on the surface of the water around Benue water board side, their tradition insist any member of the community who died in water be buried beside the water hence he was buried beside the water at Awe street River Benue water bank by the family.
The poor orphan Emmanuella Mson, who is the only child of her mum who suffers HBP had no one to come for her, the response on her case was indeed poor I mean very poor, the management responded actively, after the burial of Kole we the students led by Lubem Terkula Aluta General approached the youth leader of the community to Foster ways for the recovery/rescue of Emmanuella Mson.
Lo and Behold we were able to meet the community fishermen the CSO of the university joined us and we were able to strike a deal with them, and they promised to help us recover/rescue the body today since yesterday was already too late.
Early today dogged comrades of Benue Students, Lubem Terkula, Tyotsumeh Martinez, Comr Tarnongu Peter Terlumun, Comr Orga Afiagh De III and Tsevende Daniel later joined, we arrived the community rented a boat and took off in search for her.
After serious search and long travel through the water we found poor Emmanuella floating on the water surface after nassarawa state around Orlan rice farm.
We traveled through the water and brought poor Emmanuella home back to the banks of river Benue, as a concerned comrades to that’s the best thing to do, the school ambulance took her remains to Benue State University, Teaching Hospital Makurdi.”
May their souls rest in peace.