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Hoodlums Attack Kaduna School, Kill One

Posted: Nov 23, 2015 at 11:23 am   /   by   /   comments (0)

By Juliet Oyoyo,


A student of Government Junior Secondary School, Badarawa, Kaduna, has allegedly been killed while several others sustained varying degrees of injury as a result of an attack unleashed on the school by miscreants on Tuesday.

Eyewitness account has it that pandemonium broke out when the miscreants, who invaded the school through popular Columbia in the area began offensive assault on the occupants of the school, pouncing on anyone they could lay their hands on, and students in retaliation picked up available item for defense which resulted into a chaotic situation.

Meanwhile, Kaduna State Commissioner of Education, Dr. Shehu Usman Adamu, has expressed displeasure over the incident, as he vowed to bring the perpetrators to book.

“I want to express displeasure over the incident at GSS Badarawa, where miscreants came to the school and caused chaos. We will not allow unscrupulous individuals to go to our schools to cause chaos. We will not allow any such incident. The matter is before the Police, the ministry will follow it up,” he said.

Local vigilante from the area tried to arrest the situation, but they were overpowered by the miscreants and the students before men of Malali Divisional Police office were immediately contacted and stormed the scene, but the warring parties remained adamant until the state security outfit, ‘Operation Yaki’ arrived in four Hilux pick-up van before the situation could be put under control.

At about 1215 hrs, military reinforcement, led by an Army Captain (name withheld), which after consultation with the school principal ordered the students and staff to vacate the premises with immediate effect.When contacted, the Principal, Shuaib Abdullahi said he has been directed by representatives of the Governor and Director of Schools, not to talk over the development.

However, Head of Operation Yaki, Colonel Yakubu Yusuf Soja (rtd), said they were going to fish out the miscreants just as he assured the community of his readiness to combat crime in the state.

He urged the people in the community to furnish the security agents of any suspicion activities around them.