A yet-to-be-identified male student of the University of Benin (UNIBEN) drowned in River Benue, on Saturday, 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 to newsmen.
Onoja said the student had gone to the river to swim when the incident occurred.
The official added that his corpse had been deposited at Madonna Hospital in Makurdi, Benue State.
‘We had a distress call from some students of the situation but on reaching the river, we found the lifeless body of the student, who has been identified by his colleagues.
“He was said to have participated in some games. The whole incident could have been avoided”, she said.
57 universities participated in NUGA Games hosted by the Federal University of Agriculture, Makurdi (UAM).
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