The Ekiti State Police Command on Sunday confirmed that two students of Ado Grammar School, Ado-Ekiti; drowned in Ureje River on Friday.
The Police Public Relations Officer, DSP Caleb Ikechukwu, told News Agency of Nigeria in Ado-Ekiti that they have retrieved the bodies of the students; and deposited at a morgue.
“We learnt the students went to the river to swim and got drowned. Their bodies have been taken to the mortuary,’’ Ikechukwu said.
He said full investigations had begun into the circumstances surrounding the incident.
NAN learnt from an anonymous source in the school that about seven students on Friday scaled the school fence; and went for a swimming expedition during which two drowned.