Cultists Attack Secondary School, Injure Students In Edo

Cultists Attack Secondary School, Injure Students In Edo

Suspected cultists were said to have invaded some secondary schools with knives and cutlass in Edo state.
The cultists who disrupted academic activities at the Oba Akenzua Secondary school and the Ihogbe College left teachers and students scampering for their safety.

The school attacked, Ihogbe College and Oba Akenzua are adjacent to each other and are located along ICE Road off Wire road in Bénin City.

According to Witnesses, the suspected cultists were heading for a target in the area some students who are members of the junior rival cult group started throwing stones at them.

The witnesses said the cultists stormed the school and started inflicting injuries on any student.

One of the students was said to have been fatally injured and was rushed to the hospital.

The Nation reported that there was a heavy security presence.

Two of the suspected attackers that were arrested by the police were crying insisting that they were innocent.

A resident in the area said activities of cult-related attacks have been on the rise in recent times.

Edo State Commissioner for Education, Mr, Emmanuel Agbale, said no student was killed in the attack.

Agbale said policemen were quickly drafted to the area and the cultists were chased away.

He said both students of both schools have always been engaging in a fight.

Agbale said security would be beefed up in the area and that plans were on to merge both schools as one.

The Commissioner said the schools would not be shut down due to the attack.

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