Several students have been left injured after some suspected cultists, on Tuesday, attacked the Oba Akenzua Secondary School and the Ihogbe College in Benin, Edo State. Both schools are adjacent to each other and are located along ICE Road, off Wire Road, in Benin.
Reports say that the cultists attacked the school during the day, and left several teachers and students with knife and cutlass wounds.
While confirming the incident, the spokesman of the Edo state Police Command, Chidi Nwabuzor said; “It was reported that one of the cultists was beaten by a student of Akenzua Secondary School during a fight, as a result, members of his cult invaded the school (Akenzua) with cutlasses and started fighting the students.”
Two of the suspected attackers were apprehended by the security operatives but they claimed they were innocent of the crime.
Emmanuel Agbale, the Edo State Commissioner for Education, who confirmed the incident, said no student was killed in the attack.
Agbale said policemen were quickly drafted to the area and the cultists were chased away. He also stated that students of both schools have always been engaging in fights. He promised that security in the area will be increased, and also expressed the plan for both schools to be merged together.
For now, the schools are be shut down due to the attack - he said.