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Niger: Male, female students found dead in polytechnic apartment

Niger: Male, female students found dead in polytechnic  apar

In Bida Local Government Area of the state, two students from the Federal Polytechnic, Bida, Niger State, were discovered dead in a room at the FMC Quarters in Bida town.

The students' dead bodies—simply named Mr Bam and a female student named Aisha—were allegedly found on Sunday morning after they were not seen after dawn.

Sources told Daily Trust that the students may have died as a result of eating poisonous food.

On Monday, SP Wasiu Abiodun, the public relations officer for the Niger State Police, verified the occurrence.

He added that the DPO of B Division, Bida, dispatched police officers to the location after receiving the report. With force, the room's door was opened, and it was discovered that the bodies were lying on the floor in the sitting room.

“A leftover food and some tablets were discovered at the scene and were taken for medical analysis.

“There was no sign of struggle or any mark of violence observed on the bodies. The corpses were removed to the FMC Bida for autopsy. The incident is under investigation.”

Meanwhile, the management of Kogi State Polytechnic has denied rumours of a kidnapping incident within the institution.

In a press statement issued on Friday, the Rector, Dr Salisu Ogbo Usman, dismissed these rumours as false and unfounded.

Usman emphasized that the claims of kidnappers invading the Polytechnic are baseless and likely spread with malicious intent.

He assured the public that both campuses of the Polytechnic, located in Lokoja and Itakpe, remain calm and peaceful.

He highlighted that staff and students are continuing their regular activities without any disruptions, maintaining a serene environment after their usual academic routines.

The Rector’s statement aimed to dispel any fears and reaffirm the institution’s commitment to the safety and well-being of its community.

"Parents, guardians and other stakeholders should remain assured that the Polytechnic Management, with the active support of the Kogi State Government, is fully in charge of the security apparatus of the institution.

"They should, therefore, discard the unwarranted and malicious rumour of security breach being peddled by failed detractors."

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