Two 100 level students of the Benue State University (BSU), Makurdi have reportedly drowned in river Benue.
The deceased students, a boy and a girl whose names were given as Adakole Christopher and Mson Emmanuella were said to have gone with some friends to play football by the riverside behind the school when the incident happened.
Christopher, it was gathered, was from the computer science department while Emmanuella was from the college of health sciences in the same school.
According to reports, the incident happened on Friday at about 6 pm beside BSU waterworks, an area close to the riverside that looks like a beach.
The university management through the security unit, it was learned, immediately launched a search and rescue operation to find the two missing students.
The marine police, as well as divers, also joined in the search and rescue operation which lasted several hours, in fact, late into the night on Friday without success.
However, by Saturday afternoon, the bodies of one of the victims, Christopher was found floating on the river while the search was still on to find the other student at the time of this report.