Ahangba Ugaa Solomon, a Benue State University (BSU) student taking Economics 100, died after falling from a stairwell in the lecture hall.
The incident took place in the university’s western Twin Lecture Theatre (TLT A) on Monday morning, September 18, 2023.
As soon as he arrived, he was taken to the school clinic. He was then sent to the Benue State University Teaching Hospital, where he passed away.
Comr. Austine Austine, President of the National Economics Students Association (NESA) Benue State University Chapter, released a statement on Monday night confirming the occurrence.
The statement signed by NESA General Secretary, Comr. Agwaza Gabriel Kundushima, condoled with the family of the deceased and the university community.
“The president, Excos and the entire Economics department of the Benue State University with heavy hearts but total submission to the will of God announced the sudden death of her member Master UGAA SOLOMON who until his sudden demise was a 100L Student of the department,” the statement read.
“Statement issued by his course mates and other eyewitnesses indicate that the deceased fell from stairs of Twin Lecture Theater (TLT A) Western wing of the University around 9am
“The deceased was rushed to the university clinic where they transferred him to Benue state University Teaching Hospital where he finally kicked the bucket
“The president, Comr Austine Austine, expressed shock over the ugly incident nevertheless, condoled the immediate family and the entire NESA family. He prayed to almighty to console the family, NESA for the great lost and Benue state University community as a whole.”
Meanwhile, the National Union of Benue State Students under the leadership of Comrade Igba Seth Andrew, also sympathized with the Economic Department over the untimely death of the student.
“The premature death of one Mr. Ugaa Solomon, a hundred level student is a huge loss not only to his immediate department nor his family but to the entire Benue State University,” Andrew said in a condolence message on Monday.