The Kwara State Fire Service and National Emergency Management Agency are in search of a 200 level student of the University of Ilorin, Onikenku Michael Atunde, who was said to have gone for swimming in the university since last Saturday, and was yet to return to the hostel.
Liveschoolnews.com.ng grapevine gathered that Atunde of the department of Science Education and a member of Man ‘O’ War, was said to have gone missing since Saturday when he reportedly went for swimming.
As at the time of filing this report, Our correspondent gathered that, members of the Kwara State Fire Service and National Emergency Management Agency, who are in search of the student, were yet to make any head way .
Authorities of the university, it was gathered, had contacted the student’s next of kin.
Spokesperson of the university, Kunle Akogun, in a telephone message said: “A member of the Man ’O’ War was reported to have been calling for assistance in the river flowing behind the Parks and Garden Unit early Saturday.
“Rescue efforts coordinated by the Deputy Vice Chancellor, Academics, Prof. Nike Ijaya was immediately mounted, and search is still ongoing. Medical services have been on since yesterday. It is feared that the student might have drowned at the university’s dam site.”
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