Three students of the Chukwuemeka Odumegwu Ojukwu University (COOU), Igbariam Campus, were found dead in their lodge, Goodluck hostel on Wednesday, September 7.
The deceased students identified as Obidiaso Chidera, a 200-level political science student, Mercy, a pharmacy student, and Emmanuella, a Business Administration student, were all found dead after some of their colleagues who hadn't seen them in a while went looking for them.
It was gathered that after several knocks on the door were not answered, the students decided to forcefully break down the door only to find two lifeless bodies on the beds in the room, while the third lifeless body was found in the kitchen.
The school authorities, in a statement, confirmed the incident but expressed shock that some students were still in their hostels despite the fact the school had closed in August. It added that the security operatives are investigating the matter and the outcome will be made public.