According to a report by The Nation News, a final year student of Federal College of Education, Pankshin, in Plateau State has been killed by a rainstorm which was accompanied by thunder and Lightening in the state.
The student, identified as Ponyak Danladi Nanfa, 27, was reportedly struck to death while returning from school on the evening of Monday 2nd of September, 2019
The student, who hails from Langtang North Local Government Area, was reportedly trekking to get foodstuffs his parents had sent to him when he was struck down and killed
He was in his third and final (NCE) year in the school, studying Music/Social Science before the incident befell him
“He had just written his first paper and was passionate about making good grades when he met his end,”
said a Students’ Union Government (SUG) official, Mr. Renan Ibrahim.
The rainstorm was said to have started at 2 p.m and continued till evening. An eyewitness said:
“The thunderstorms rumbled many times before the heavy rainfall, which affected many students.”
It was the first time such a tragedy is happening in the school,
the school authorities said.
Meanwhile, two other persons were reportedly killed when bandit attacked Vatt community of Foron District in Barkin Ladi Local Government Area. The bandits were said to have stolen dozens of cattle and fired gunshots as they fled the area. It was not clear how the two died, but sources said they were hit by bullets from the bandits’ guns.
In another news, Nigerian students have issued a stem warning to South Africans and South African companies to vacate Nigeria with immediate effect