According to reports, two final year students of the Abia State University have died after drowning.
The two students, who were said to be buccaneers, drowned on Saturday, during a boat ride, as sailors, in Ebonyi State.
They have been identified as Kelechi Elendu and Charles Benjamin Ngozichukwuka of the departments of Nursing and Medical Laboratory Technology, respectively.
Friends of the deceased have taken to social media pages to show sympathy and pay tribute to their friends who they still can’t believe have passed on.
Also, a 12-year-old boy, Samsodeen Adeniran, who went fishing with 4 of his friends drowned in a river on Lisaluwa Street, Ondo State.
The boys were said to have gone fishing shortly after a downpour in the area. According to reports, the friends had agreed to go fishing at River Saluwa in the town with the hope that they would make some catch after the downpour.
The Ondo State Police Public Relation Officer, Mr. Femi Joseph, confirmed the incident, describing it as sad and unfortunate.
He, however, denied the arrest of the deceased’s parents, saying they were only invited for interrogation.
“It is illogical to say we arrested the parents. They came to report to us and they told us that they were not interested in making any case from the incident and we agreed with them. So, they left and buried the boy.”