Four teenagers suspected to be members of an unknown cult group at the weekend caused pandemonium at the Community Secondary School located at Biogbolo area of Yenagoa, the Bayelsa State capital, causing students and staff to scamper to safety.
The attack on the school is however coming few hours after the State Government through the ministry of Education issued a statement affirming the sad existence of cultism in some schools in the state and expulsion of Five pupils over alleged membership of cult group and attack on some students and staff.
LEADERSHIP Sunday gathered yesterday that the invasion of the Community Secondary School owned by the Biogbolo and Yenezuipie Communities was thrown into confusion when teenage boys, numbering Four and armed with an assault rifle, scaled the fence and threatened to kill a student.
The Arch. convener of a Non Governmental Organization, Patriotism Advancement and Community Orientation Network, Comrade Aluzu Ebikebuna Augustine, who was at the school during the invasion, said the teenager in possession of the assault rifle should be between 17 and 19-year old.
According to him, “At about 12pm, I was in the school to submit our letter of intent on the planned anti-cultism campaign in schools and a teacher was putting me through how to addressed the letter cause two communities owned the school. We noticed Four teenage boys scaled the fence of the school and one was holding an assault rifle.”
“They went straight for a boy and was shouting on him and threatening to kill him. Everyone, including students and staff, scampered for safety. Few minutes later some detachment of the State owned security outfit arrived and the boys escaped the same way they came. It was terrible my brother. “
Meanwhile, the Bayelsa State Government has confirmed a cult attack
on a Senior Secondary School student at the Central Elie Secondary
According to the Bayelsa Government through the State Ministry of
Education stated that the suspected cultists involved in the attack
have been identified and expelled.
According to the statement issued and signed by the State Education
Commissioner, Honestly. Jonathan Obuebite, stated that “some students
from the Central Epie Secondary School, Opolo-Epie have been expelled
with immediate effect for engaging in cultism and cult related
activities within the school premises, attacking and injuring an S.S.
3 student, endangering the life of other students and disrupting
smooth academic activities.”
“The names of the affected students are Ogugu Yiniewemi, Okudo Clever,
Perewari Agih, Richman Paibi, Yagila Clement, Umukoro ThankGod and
Okpara Peter.All Government schools are by this announcement
prohibited from admitting these students without proper clearance from
the Ministry of Education.”