Teachers, Students Run To Safety, As Cultists Invade Imo SchoolLatest News, News From The State Tuesday, March 11th, 2014
IGNATIUS OKPARA, Owerri
Academic activities were completely paralysed on monday at Urban secondary school, New Owerri, Imo state, as gun-wielding young boys suspected to be cultists invaded the school, forcing teachers and students scampering for safety.
Some of the fleeing teachers and students were said to have sustained various degrees of injuries while running for their dear lives.
African Examiner, gathered that the suspected cultists had invaded the school to attack the principal, Dr. Nma Olebara, who it was learnt had been frustrating their activities in the school.
In a save-our-soul (SOS) message titled “OUR LIVES ARE IN DANGER IN THESE PUBLIC SCHOOLS” sent the state government, Dr, Olebara who is also a social critic, said she ran the race of her life when the hoodlums invaded the school.
According to her, the invasion was the third time the hoodlums would be attacking the school in the last one month, saying their acts “were deadly and they wielded dangerous weapons”.
On why the boys are after her, the school principal said, “they are after me because I counseled them to be useful citizens to themselves and the society”.
She however said she was not surprised about the attack, because “I have had similar experience as a teacher in the state in the past, even the worst of attack in my former school, Nekede Secondary School” where the cultists deflected the four tyres of her car and locked up the school gate.
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