A student of the University of Benin student has drowned in River Benue, on the closing day of Nigeria University Games Association (NUGA) in Makurdi.
Dr. Omeche Onoja, Chairman, NUGA games medical and sanitation sub committee confirmed the incident.
However, the name of the student has not been disclosed. Onoja said the student had gone to the river to swim when the incident occurred. She said his corpse had been deposited at Madonna Hospital in Makurdi.
” We had a distress call from some students of the situation, but on reaching the river, we found the lifeless body of the student. His colleagues confirmed he participated in some games.
“The whole incident could have been avoided”, she said in a sorrowful mood.
The Nigeria University Games Association (NUGA) Games was hosted by the Federal University of Agriculture, Makurdi (UAM). Fifty seven universities participated.