Panic as Students Discover Python in Delta College Hostel, School Says Reptile Harmless

By Akinwande Soji-Ojo

There was palpable apprehension among students at Novena University, Ogume in Ndokwa West Local Government Area of ​​Delta State after a python invaded a women’s hostel at the school.

According to reports, the python was found early Monday, creating panic among students.

The students woke up around 5:30 a.m. and found the snake on the bed, according to the PUNCH.

“We saw a big snake that slept all night with us on the same bed in one of the women’s hostels.


“The snake crawled into the hostel and made its way to the bed. One of the female students sleeping in the room screamed, which caught the attention of other students. As I speak, they left the hostel,” a source reportedly said.

The institution’s public relations officer, Mr. Emmanuel Odishika, confirmed the incident.

According to Odishika, the community has a sacred serpent and from time to time students come across it, but it does no harm to anyone.

“The university is over 16 years old, was founded in 2005, and since then the snake has never harmed anyone. The snake is not harmful.

“We usually give orientation to students whenever we admit new students; older students do not panic because they are aware of it. We cannot restrict the movements of the snake,” he said.

Odishika added that there is no overgrown grass in the school premises, pointing out that the snake does not need grass to visit the school.

Linda G. Ibarra