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Drama as Student orders teacher out of classroom in Osun School

AregbesolaOsun state is back in the news again. This time it is not about the governor and the civil servants but rather on another scale of crisis.
Against the backdrop of violence occasioned by cult attacks, Osun State government have shut down six schools within Osogbo metropolis with a view to checkmating growing level of chaos in the affected public schools, Tribune Online reports
The medium gathered that the violence, which erupted in Anglican High Schools 1 to 5 late last week, snowballed into full-scale attacks early this week when suspected cultists invaded the school premises with weapons.
According to credible sources, “some suspected cultists attacked the schools namely; Anglican High Schools 1 to 5 and Adenle Middle School all located in same compound at Testing Ground area of the town, three times last week, forcing teachers and students to scamper to safety. At the heat of the attack on Tuesday, a member of Peace Corps was axed on the head.
Sources in the affected schools Tribune Online that trouble ensued last week Wednesday when a student, identified as Toheeb Oluaye, reportedly ordered a female Home Economics teacher out of the class.
One of the sources hinted that “Toheeb had been coming to school with a dane gun because of insinuations that members of Peace Corps were being returned to schools to instil discipline in students.”
But when the police and and Department of State Services (DSS) got wind of the development, their operatives stormed the premises of Anglican High School last Friday, where Toheeb was eventually arrested.
However, some people believed to be members of Toheeb cult group, allegedly invaded the school and attacked both the police and students.
The source further hinted that “when the police arrived, some people, who were not in school uniform, mobilised and launched attack on them. Two teachers, one female and male, were injured during the melee.
“Again on Monday when we arrived in the school, some policemen were seen in the school and students and people in mufti mobilised against them. But some of them were arrested. This forced the closure of the schools indefinitely,” a teacher, who pleaded anonymity, disclosed
Meanwhile, another eyewitness said some students may be causing unrest in the schools as part of ploy to frustrate the conduct of qualifying examination to select those that will not pay for next year’s Senior Secondary Schools Examination.
Speaking on the incident, the chairman of the Nigeria Union of Teachers (NUT), Osun State chapter, Mr. Amuda Wakili, said when he heard about the development, he ordered teachers to stop going to school.
But, the Public Relations Officer (PPRO) of Osun State Police Command, DSP Folasade Odoro, confirmed the development, explaining that seven persons had been arrested in connection with the violence.

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