One suspected dead, vehicles vandalized as secondary school students clash in Ibadan

It was a terrible day for residents of Oke-Boka in Ibadan, the Oyo State Capital as a clash between secondary school students in Ibadan reportedly led to vehicles being destroyed. There are also unconfirmed reports that one student died as a result of the clash.

It was garthered that the fight was between students of IMG Grammar School in Oke-Bola, Ibadan, and students of Oke-Bola Comprehensive High School. Both schools are located on the same street and a fight broke out on Wednesday between their students.

According to The Nation, a lawyer, whose office is situated close to the school, disclosed that the students have been clashing daily, as from 1:30 pm, for several years. But Wednesday’s fight took a bloody turn as the students made use of cutlasses, knives and axes.
The clash reportedly resulted in the death of a student of IMG. The deceased is believed to be an SS3 student.

It was further garthered that in his statement, the lawyer further revealed that the pupils started Wednesday’s clash at about the same time they are known to but decided to attack some people whose workshops and offices are near the schools, as a result, the resort to vandalizing their vehicles. Furthermore, the students specifically attacked an auto-technician workshop near their school. By the time the attack was over, over 10 vehicles had been vandalized.

The eye witness said he expected a reprisal attack from pupils of IMG today (Thursday) having suffered a loss on Wednesday.

The incident was confirmed by The Oyo State Police Public Relations Officer, SP Gbenga Fadeyi. In his statement, he said:

“The clash was between two schools in Oke Ado and the police’s swift response led to the arrest of 10 students.”

He further revealed that the Commissioner of Police, Mr Shina Olukolu had ordered that the Area Commander in Iyaganku should ensure that the matter did not escalate.

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