A’Ibom Shuts School As Student Stabbed Schoolmate to Death 


By Bayo Etema
Akwa Ibom State Government has closed down the Community Secondary School, Aka Offot, Uyo Local Government as one of the students of  the school, Samuel Archibong yesterday stabbed his colleague, James Elijah to death. 
The State Commissioner for Education, Mrs Idongesit Etiebet, said the closure of the school is to enable the State Secondary Education Board and the Ministry of Education to wade into the matter and restore calm in the school. 
The Police Command in Akwa Ibom has already confirmed the incident. 
The Police Public Relations Officer (PPRO), SP Odiko Macdon, in a statement in Uyo on Saturday, said the incident occurred on March 10, 2022, and called on parents to inculcate good family culture in their children to avoid such occurrence.
He said the Commissioner of Police in the state, Mr Andrew Amiengheme, has directed the deployment of a Special Surveillance Unit to schools to check the excesses of students.
He warned students to be of good conduct during and after school hours as the command would not tolerate any act of hooliganism.
He said: “This is not the first time we have witnessed an act of this nature and is totally unacceptable.
“The Commissioner of Police, Andrew Amiengheme, is miffed and has condemned the barbaric act.
“He has called on parents to enshrine germane family values while school authorities are to quickly and discreetly report suspected students with traits of cultism and misdemeanor,” Macdon said.
The PPRO said henceforth the command would send patrol teams to some secondary schools after closing hours to ensure that students went home safely.


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