The unfortunate students, whose names could not be ascertained at press time, had completed their Higher National Diploma, HND, examination and were looking forward to going for the mandatory National Youth Service Corps, NYSC, before tragedy struck.
Another version of the story surrounding their death was linked to armed robbery attack. “There was an armed robbery attack in the hostel of the deceased students.
Unknown armed hoodlums stormed the hostel Wednesday night and
robbed the inmates,” that after robbing the inmates of their valuables at gunpoint, the two unfortunate students were tied in their room and set ablaze by the hoodlums.
“We were told that the two students were equally robbed, tied in their room and set ablaze by the rampaging armed men, before fleeing the scene”, the student said.
Meanwhile, the Public Relations Officer, PRO, of the institution, Mr. Darlington Oparaocha, confirmed the incident to newsmen.