Three students of Kogi State Polytechnic fell into water after a canoe ferrying them capsized in a week-long ravaging flood.
The mishap, WikkiTimes learnt took place on Tuesday afternoon around Kabawa-Sadauna junctio. According to reports, one of the students drowned in the flood while the two others were rescued.
Lokoja, the Kogi State capital is where the River Niger and River Benue meet. This further compounds the incessant flooding that started last week.
Onogwu Muhammed, Chief Press Secretary to Governor Yahaya Bello, said: “The 2022 flooding situation being witnessed in Kogi and other states in the country could be best described as yet another effect of the global climate change, which oftentimes ultimately leaves humans at the mercy of its ravaging impact for tampering with the course of nature over the years.”
Muhammed added: “The natural disaster which has since become an annual occurrence in Kogi State since the 2012 event has consistently caused several citizens of Kogi loss of property, sources of income, farmlands and livelihood, hunger, starvation and health hazards while in other extreme cases, loss of life.”