No fewer than seventeen persons were injured as herdsmen invaded the Government College, Ughelli, Delta State, the Principal of the College. Mr. Godspower Odenema, has revealed.
TheNewsGuru reports Mr. Odenema raised the alarm over herdsmen attack on students and staff of the school while speaking with newsmen in Ughelli.
“My school has been invaded by herdsmen, security agents should come to my rescue. The students and staff of Ughelli Government College in Delta State are living in fear following the attack by suspected Fulani herdsmen,” he said.
He revealed that his staffs were attacked on Monday on their way home from school by herdsmen with seven of them sustaining injury.
The Principal described the activities of the herdsmen as “hell fire”, alleging that their constant incursion to the school premises in an attempt to look for grass for their herds has destroyed many of the school’s facilities.
While appealing to the Delta state government for the construction of a perimeter fence around the school’s athletic field, as well as the deployment of security staff to always be on guard, and prevent the herdsmen from coming to the school’s compound, the principal said, “We have suffered lots in the hands of the herdsmen, our injured staffers are still lying critically ill in the hospital over their injuries. Thank God they were not killed”.
He explained that since a portion of the school fence was broken, hoodlums including herdsmen activities have continued to unsettle members of the school community.
Police Spokesman in the State, DSP Andrew Aniamaka, confirmed the development and said, “We are investigating the act, though no arrest has been made, but the police will do everything possible to bring the herdsmen to book”.
Sources said that the frequent “wicked activities of herdsmen” in Ughelli, Abraka and its environs, have created sleepless nights for the residents who “currently sleep with their two eyes open”.