Ekiti orders probe as 100 students hospitalised after fumigation
The Ekiti state government has ordered the probe of the incident which saw no fewer than 100 students of the Ekiti State Government-owned College of Health Sciences and Technology, Ijero Ekiti hospitalised on Wednesday following fumigation of the school by men suspected to be from the Federal Fire Service.
The state Commissioner for Health, Dr Oyebanji Filani, who confirmed the incident, said 100 students were taken to the State Specialist Hospital, Ijero Ekiti.
Filani, who rushed down to Ijero Ekiti immediately the ministry was alerted, said, “Before I left the hospital at Ijero, 64 of them had been discharged, while about 34 are still in the facility. I expect many of them to be discharged Wednesday evening and Thursday.
“We sent two of the students to the Federal Teaching Hospital, Ido Ekiti, for observation and to ensure that they are in good condition and one other is undergoing investigation at the Afe Babalola University Multi-systems Hospital, Ado Ekiti.”
The commissioner, who said the federal fire service officials had been arrested by the police, noted, “Investigation is ongoing to unravel the circumstances surrounding the incident.”
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