Cult Related Death Of SSS2 Student: Akwa Ibom Orders Closure Of School

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Gov Udom Emmanuel

 By; PATRICK TITUS,  Uyo

Following suspected cult activity leading to death of an SSS2 Student of Community Comprehensive Secondary School, Aka Offot, in Uyo Local Government Area, Akwa Ibom State, Government has ordered the closure of the school till further notice.

It was gathered that on Thursday, the deceased student, James Elijah was stabbed by one Samuel Archibong, an ex- student of the institution who left the school over cult related issues, resurfaced again that fateful day.
A source from the school who narrated the incident to New Nigerian in Uyo on Saturday, said that there was a minor disagreement on the fateful day between Samuel and James, and in the ensuing scuffle, Samuel reportedly brought out a knife and stabbed his victim to death and disappeared.
According to him, “He ran away after stabbing James to death. Those angry students would have killed him if they had met him at home. They must have gone to his father’s house to revenge Elijah’s death.”
Meanwhile, the state Commissioner for Education, Mrs. idongesit Etiebet while condemning the incident ordered that the institution be shut to enable the State Secondary Education Board and the Ministry of Education wade into the matter and restore calm.
“We advised parents to ensure their wards remain indoors until the ministry and the school Wade into the matter to restore normalcy” Etiebet said.
Meanwhile,the Police Public Relations Officer, Odiko Macdon who confirmed the incident described it as barbaric and regrettable.
In a statement made available to newsmen Friday evening in Uyo entitled: “Another Colossal Loss”,  Macdon regretted that secondary schools which are supposed to be arenas of excellent knowledge acquisition have become theatre of blood bath and fighting.
“It is again regrettable, that yesterday 10/03/2022, a Student of Aka Community Secondary, one  Samuel Effiong Achibong stabbed his mate, 18 years old James Elijah Adoke to death. This is not the first time we have witnessed an act of this nature and it is totally unacceptable. 
“As a Command, we have to send patrol teams to some secondary schools after closing hours to ensure that Students can go home safely, else a fight may ensue,  it’s  not only painful but condemnable.
“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.
“The CP notes that the command will henceforth deploy it’s Special Surveillance Units to check excesses of Students and nib them in the bud before untoward incidents happen. 
“He condoles with the family of the deceased and has assured that the perpetrator will be brought to book while calling on all hands to be on deck for safer schools and better Akwa Ibom State”

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