On Thursday morning, it was reported that suspected herdsmen broke into a public secondary school in Oyo State and injured both kids and instructors.
In the state’s Oriire Local Government Area, the Community Grammar School, Alaropo Nla, the herdsmen reportedly broke in.
According to a witness, there were approximately twenty herders who allegedly broke inside the school with their livestock.
Many of the kids and teachers, including Mr. Paul Olabode, sustained broken hands and legs while others suffered injuries from swords and machetes.
The ranchers entered the school farm with their cows grazing aimlessly on crops as the students were getting ready to settle down in their classrooms to resume their second-term exam, according to the source. The school had just ended morning devotion.
The ranchers brutally resisted the students’ and teachers’ attempts to force them away.
The incident had been reported to the police, according to the school’s principal, Mrs. Grace Alamu, who confirmed it to Vanguard over the phone.
“I’m headed to the school. This morning, police officers will be at the school, she said.
In the meantime, attempts to get in touch with the state’s Police Public Relations Officer, PPRO, Adewale Osifeso, to corroborate the invasion also failed since several calls placed to him were not answered as of the time of filing this report.