Tragedy has struck in one of the major tertiary institution in Benue state as two students have reportedly drown at
According to Facebook user, Ngn Tyotsumeh Martinez cmp,the students who are from the Benue state University MAKURDI
drowned at River Benue. While the body of Christopher Adakole popularly referred as Kole was found, Emmanuella Mson’s
body was still missing.
Adakole, a hundred level student of the Benue state University was buried at the River Bank according to the Idoma tradition
which they say is to prevent future occurrence.
“The University has been thrown into mourning as the the body of Kole, the male student who drowned on Friday evening atRiver Benue has been found and buried.“There has been a lot of mixed reactions over the way the corpse of the late maths and computer student was buried(at the bank of the river).“I want to therefore clear the air on the circumstances that led to the above pattern of burial.“The deceased was an “Idoma born” and according to their traditions, drowned persons are buried at the bankof the water body, their bodies were found.“This is to show that it’s not accepted in the family and it is treated as such to prevent further reoccurrance ofsuch in the family.“The aggrieved family, refused to take the body, which was a kind of taboo to their household.(not Kole’s behavior)“So contrary to public belief, the STUDENT UNION didn’t neglect the process.“Meanwhile the search continues this morning for EMMANUELA the other missing 100L MBBS female student whois yet to be rescued.
“We pray that God grants us the grace to find her alive. Pray for her!”