Three students of the Cross River University of Technology(CRUTECH) have allegedly drowned in the Abakpa fiver in Ogoja Local Government Area of Cross River State.
It was gathered that the occurrence happened on Saturday, and one of the victims was said to be a Ghanaian.
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According to the report one of them, David Unamu, a 200 level student in the Department of Civil Engineering, Calabar campus, while the other two students who could not be immediately identified were from the Ogoja Campus of the institution.
A source said the victims were swimming in the river when the tragedy occurred.
The source said what really happened nobody knows, but their bodies were later found in the shallow part of the river already drowned.
He said further that he only knows one of them, David Unamu, who was a 200 Level Civil Engineering student while the other two he doesn’t know their names for now, but they were all CRUTECH students.
According to the source learnt that one of them was a Ghanaian, though his mom is in Lagos State and the other one is from Boki Local Government Area in Cross River State.
The Public Relations Officer of CRUTECH, Mr. Onen Onen, said, the story is confirmed but an investigation is ongoing.
The State Police Command Public Relations Officer, DSP Irene Ugbo, also said, no information of such has been reported to them.” If they don’t report, there is no way we can know”.