According to a post by Joseph Boyai David shared to the Bayelsa Focus Group, said the deceased students were siblings. The post narrated that the both brothers went for a swim in the river during which one of them was drowning and the other was only trying to rescue his brother before he was also carried away by the current, leaving both of them dead in the process.
He also shared photos of the rescued corpse with sympathizers looking to catch a glimpse of the tragic event.
He therefore called on parents, guardians and other people to call their children and love ones as to ascertain their safety. He also told parents to always advised their children and love ones to stay away from the river to avoid losing them in such a terrible manner.
The Niger Delta University, Wilberforce Island, Bayelsa State is located in Amassoma community which like many Bayelsa communities are riverine. The Forcados river bisects Amassoma.
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