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.”