Panic As Fulani Herdsmen Breaks Into Oyo School, Attack Students and Teachers
There was panic in Alaropo Nla community in Oyo State as suspected herdsmen on Thursday morning invaded one of the public secondary schools, injuring students and teachers.
Ejes Gist News learned that the attackers, numbering about 20, invaded Community Grammar School, Alaropo Nla in Oriire Local Government Area (LGA) of the state.
They reportedly invaded the school with their cattle and injured some of the students and teachers.
One of the school’s tutors, Paul Olabode, was inflicted with sword and machete cuts, while many others, including students, were left with varying degrees of injuries. The development has caused panic in the town.
It was also learned that the school had just finished morning devotion and students were preparing to settle down in their classrooms to continue their second-term examination when the herdsmen invaded the school’s farm with their cows grazing mindlessly on crops.
Efforts made by the students and the teachers to drive away the herdsmen were met with brutal resistance.
The school principal, Mrs Grace Alamu, confirmed the incident.
She narrated: “I am on my way to the school. Policemen are coming to the school this morning.”
Meanwhile, efforts to contact the Oyo State Police Public Relations Officer, Adewale Osifeso, to get security agents’ reaction, proved unsuccessful.