Two secondary school students have drowned in a river in Akwa Ibom state.
The students, who are from Alex Commercial Secondary School, Idue in the Eket local government area, drowned in Qua river last Thursday.
The school principal, Asuquo Ekong, confirmed the incident.
A student claimed that seven of them, including the two drowned students had gone to the community to play football with their rivals.
He said that although the football match failed to hold, the two late students insist on swimming in the river.
“The school management was not aware of their plan to play football with any rival school, they left the school without the knowledge of the school management,” he said.