Several students have been left injured after some suspected cultists on Tuesday attacked the Oba Akenzua Secondary School and the Ihogbe College in Benin, Edo State.
Naija News reports that the gunmen who attacked the school during the day, left several teachers and students wounded in the incident.
The students were said to have sustained knives wounds and cutlasses as a result of the attack.
Both schools adjacent to each other and are located along ICE Road, off Wire Road, in Benin, the Edo state capital were said to have been involved in the attack.
However, the heavy presence of security operatives were noticed when correspondent visited the school.
Two of the suspected attackers were apprehended by the security operatives although they claimed innocence to the crime.
Edo State Commissioner for Education, Emmanuel Agbale, who confirmed the incident, said no student was killed in the attack.
Agbale said policemen were quickly drafted to the area and the cultists were chased away.
Agbale said “students of both schools have always been engaging in fight. Security would be beefed up in the area. Plans are also on to merge both schools as one. For now, the schools would not be shut down due to the attack.
“Yes, there was a cult fight between two different cult groups and the fight took place at Akenzua secondary school premises where two students were injured with machete cuts by the cultists.”
While confirming the incident, the spokesman of the Edo state Police Command, Chidi Nwabuzor said; “It was reported that one of the cultists was beaten by a student of Akenzua Secondary School during a fight, as a result, members of his cult invaded the school (Akenzua) with cutlasses and started fighting the students.”
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