Osun closes school over armed hoodlums’ invasion


Osun closes school over armed hoodlums’ invasion

The Osun State Government on Thursday reported that lfeoluwa Language structure School Osogbo be closed after an attack by scores of equipped criminals in the vicinity of the school.

The Country discovered that the occurrence happened Tuesday morning, February 16, 2021, at about 11:45 AM the point at which some equipped punks attacked the school, causing commotion in the school.

An eyewitness, said, “Egbatedo boys numbering about twenty invaded the school, they were brandishing cutlasses and other weapons. They sacked staff and pupils from the premises of the school because they were threatening to attack them. Reasons for their actions is not known.

“One person sustained machete cut and was taken to hospital before the arrival of the police to the scene. But the police arrested one of those hoodlums.”

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The spokesperson of Osun Police Command, Mrs Yemisi Opalola, confirmed that one of the armed hoodlums that invaded the school was arrested.

“Our men swiftly moved to the school that was invaded by armed youths, we arrested one of the suspects who was cut on his head and left arm. We took him to Osogbo Central Hospital for treatment and we are monitoring him closely.”

However, The Nation gathered that there was uneasy calm in the around the school.

Subsequently, a statement by the Coordinating Director of Ministry of Education, Mrs Kehinde Olaniyan, announced the closure of the school on Thursday.

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She said, “This is to inform the general public especially parents, guardians and students of lfeoluwa Grammar School Osogbo, that the Honourable Commissioner for Education has directed that the School be closed down temporarily until further notice.

“This progression is important to forestall the breakdown of peace occasioned by the attack of the School by gangsters and cultists taking on the appearance of understudies. Guardians and watchmen are encouraged to keep their wards at home while the conclusion endures.”

She added that the Service is working nonstop to guarantee that the hooligans are captured and arraigned likewise.



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