Armed Herdsmen Invade Oyo School, Injure Students, Teachers
Some suspected herdsmen invaded the Community Grammar School, Alaropo Nla in the Oriire Local Government Area of Oyo State on Thursday.
Upon arrival at the school, the herdsmen, numbering about 20, unleashed their animals to feed on the school premises and attempts by the teachers and students to resist them resulted in attacks.
Naija News gathered the herdsmen inflicted machete and sword cuts and other wounds on some of the teachers and students who tried to resist them.
An eyewitness account narrated by Vanguard stated that the school had just finished its morning assembly and students were preparing to settle down in their classrooms to continue their second-term examination when the herdsmen invaded the school farm with their cows.
One of the teachers who suffered injuries during the attack was identified as Mr. Paul Olabode, while many others were left with broken legs and hands.
The school principal, Mrs Grace Alamu, was quoted to have confirmed the attack in a telephone call, adding that the matter has been reported to the Police.
“I am on my way to the school. Policemen are coming to the school this morning,” she said.
Attempts to confirm the invasion and attack from the state’s Police Public Relations Officer, PPRO, Adewale Osifeso were however not successful as at press time.