The Akwa Ibom State Government has reportedly shut a secondary school in the state after two students was killed by a suspected cultist.
A student who was said to be in SS2 and one other in a Community Comprehensive Secondary School in Aka Offot, Uyo, was stabbed to death by one Samuel Archibong.
According to Channels Television, Samuel Archibong is a former student of the school who was sent away over a cult-related issue but went back to the school on Thursday to commit the crime.
Reports have it that the whole scenario started when a minor heated argument occurred between Archibong and Elijah soon after he arrived at the school and in the ensuing tussle, the suspected cultist reportedly stabbed to death the victim and ran away from the scene.
A source who spoke to the newsmen confirmed that the suspect fled after he stabbed James and he was chased by some angry students who could have killed him if they had met him.
Speaking about the incident, the Akwa Ibom state Commissioner for Education, Idongesit Etiebet, condemned it and ordered that the institution be shut. In his words:
“We advise parents to ensure their wards remain indoor until the ministry and the school wade into the matter to restore normalcy.”
The Akwa Ibom State Police Public Relations Officer, Odiko Macdon, who also spoke about the incident described it as barbaric, regrettable, unacceptable. He said:
“It is again regrettable, that yesterday March 11, 2022, a student of Aka Community Secondary School, 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,” he said in a statement on Friday.
“As a command, we had to send patrol teams to some secondary schools after closing hours to ensure that students could go home safely, else a fight may ensue. This is not only painful but condemnable.
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