BY TIMOTHY AGBOR, OSOGBO
Suspected herdsmen, on Thursday morning, allegedly invaded one of the public secondary schools in Oyo State, injuring students and teachers.
The herders were said to have invaded the Community Grammar School, Alaropo Nla in the Oriire Local Government Area of the state with their cows.
The herdsmen, according to an eyewitness account, numbering over twenty, pastured their cows to the school farm and destroyed it.
A source disclosed that the school had just finished the morning devotion 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 grazing mindlessly on crops.
Efforts made by the students and the teachers to drive away the herdsmen were met with brutal resistance.
Some of the students and their teachers, including Paul Olabode, were inflicted with sword and machete cuts, while many others were left with broken legs and hands.
The school principal, Mrs. Grace Alamu, who confirmed the incident, said that the incident had been reported to the police.
“I am on my way to the school. Policemen are coming to the school this morning,” she said.
Meanwhile, all efforts to contact the state’s Police Public Relations Officer, Adewale Osifeso, to also confirm the invasion, proved abortive.