Yesterday, 12th March, there was commotion at Saint John’s Anglican Primary School in Agodo, Waterside Local Government Area of Ogun State as two pupils were hacked by suspected mentally challenged man.
It was gathered that the suspect entered the school premises from a nearby bush with cutlass and inflicted cuts on the pupils who were observing lunch break with their colleagues. The victims, Mubarak Kalesowo and Sunday Obituyi, both aged four and in Kindergarten class, were left in a pool of blood.
The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) gathered that the assailant fled the scene at about 11:15 am after the incident.
It was also reported that, that parents and guardians thronged to the school after the incident to withdraw their wards while security agents have commenced investigation.
Mr Abimbola Oyeyemi, the State Police Public Relations Officer, confirmed the incident to newsmen in Abeokuta. “The incident happened at 11:30 a.m. during lunch break. The children were on the field playing. The guy just emerged from the bush and hacked two of them to death and immediately he did it, he ran away.
“Those who know him (suspect) said he is a madman and also an indigene of that place. But we are not relying on that.
“We are on his trail, we want to get him arrested.
“It is only a medical expert that would confirm whether he is a mad person or not.
“Our ultimate aim is to get him arrested. As I’m talking to you now, the Area Commander and the DPO Abigi are at the scene. We have set machinery in motion to get him arrested, ” he said. (NAN)