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UNILORIN varsity student goes missing

Feared to have drowned

By Demola Akinyemi

ILORIN—The University of Ilorin community, has been thrown into mourning after a 200 level student of the institution, Onikenku Michael Atunde, who was said to have gone for swimming in the university since last Saturday, was yet to return to the hostel.

At press time, members of the Kwara State Fire Service and National Emergency Management Agency, who had also been deployed to search for the student, were yet to make any head way.

Vanguard learned 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.

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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