A final-year Diploma student of Federal College of Education, Pankshin, in Central Plateau State has been killed by “lightening”.
Mr. Ponyak Danladi Nanfa, 27 was reportedly stroke to death while returning from school during a heavy evening rain on Monday.
The Southern Plateau’s Langtang North native was walking on foot to get foodstuff sent by his parents when the disaster occurred, it was learnt.
The National Certificate of Education (NCE) III student of Music/Social Science started his final examination on Monday before the incident.
“He had just written his first paper, and was passionate about making good grades, when he met his end,” said a student Union official, Mr. Renan Ibrahim.
The rain which started at about 2pm local time was characterized by hailstorms and thunderstorms, another union official said.
“The thunderstorms rumbled many times before the heavy rainfall which caused many damages to students,” Mr. Dandam Vendiya Sule told MK news.
This is the first time such a tragedy is happening in the school, authorities say.
Meanwhile, two people have been reported dead following a violent attack by armed bandits in Vatt community of Foron District, Barkin Ladi LGA of Plateau State.
The bandits carted away dozens of cattle and fired gunshots at random to escape.
It is not clear how the two died, but village sources say they were hit by bullets during the operation.