Three undergraduate students of Chukwuemeka Odumegwu Ojukwu University (COOU), Igbariam Campus in Anambra, South East Nigeria have been confirmed to have died in separate road crashes involving motorcycles.
Dr Christian Chukwueloka, Public Reactions Officer of COOU confirmed that the institution lost three students in some recent accidents.
Chukwueloka said the students who died were those in the Departments of Philosophy, English and English Education.
The PRO who expressed the management’s deep sense of sadness for the loss said Anambra State Government had been contacted to install a good number of speed breakers on the Igbariam road that leads to the campus.
He said the moves were on to ban use of motorcycle by students and ensure that they patronise the shuttle buses noting that the ban on motorcycle would require extensive engagement with the communities.
According to him, management of the institution was working hard to accommodate all students on campus and limit their movement on the road adding that three hostels were under construction for that purpose.
HumAngle’s findings revealed that about three motorcyclists also died in the accidents which occurred on November 13 and November 15.
Ebuka Ubani, a student of the university said the crashes were as a result of overspeeding and carelessness on the part of the motorcyclists.
Ubani said most students of the institution lived outside the campus and were condemned to using motorcycles as a means of transportation to the school adding that the death toll had reached five.
He described the accidents and deaths of the students as painful.