The Management of the Federal University of Oye Ekiti, Ekiti State, has clarified that the creatures that invaded its campus recently were centipedes and not millipedes. Wole Balogun, Senior Adviser to the Vice Chancellor on Media, Professor Abayomi Sunday Fashina, has reported.
Checks by BlackCampus Magazine however revealed that a lot of centipedes actually are around the school premises which might just be migrating to Fuoye’s environment which is surrounded by thick forest.
The institution admitted further through Fuoye’s Chief Medical Director of Health Services, Dr Olawale Musibau, that, “The centipedes in our campus are not limited to this environment but rather every other place beyond Ekiti community.
“The multiple centipedes can only be attributed to the effects of climate change which is a global phenomenon,” Dr Musibau explained.
According to Deputy Vice Chancellor (DVC) Administration, Professor Tajudeen Bolanle Opoola, “There is currently no cause for alarm over the alleged invasion by centipedes. Prior to the rainy season, we had fumigated the premises of the campus.”
A blogger had reported that a multitude of millipedes invaded the University campus, sacking students which lasted for a week, but which the university authority described as fake.
However, findings by the magazine show that bites
by centipedes can be painful and if their toxin is injected into small insects it can cause harm, but certainly, it is not a threat to humans.
Further findings show the worst side effect a centipede can inflict on human beings is that the bite, which may cause severe bleeding, is usually accompanied by mild pain.
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