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Osun shuts down school over cultists’ attack

Osun state government has notified the general public of the shutting down of Ifeoluwa Co-Educational Grammar School in Osogbo on Thursday February 18, 2021, over an attack on the school premises by some suspected cultists in the state.

The State Police Command Spokesperson, Yemisi Opalola, revealed this in an interview, saying over 20 youths armed with cutlasses and other deadly weapons took over the school.

Opalola said, “We received a distress call from Ifeolu School, Osogbo that a group of youths numbering about 20 invaded the school with cutlasses and other dangerous weapons. On receipt of this information, we deployed men to the scene and a suspect was arrested at the scene with a machete cut on his left arm and head. He was rushed to Osogbo Central Hospital for treatment.”

In a statement by the Coordinating Director of the Ministry of Education, Kehinde Olaniyan, the shutting down of the school was to stop the breakdown of law and order.

Part of the statement reads, “This is to inform the general public especially parents, guardians, and students of Ifeoluwa Co-Educational Grammar School Osogbo, that the Honorable Commissioner for Education has directed that the School be closed down temporarily until further notice. This step is necessary to prevent the breakdown of law and order occasioned by the invasion of the School by hoodlums and cultists masquerading as students. Parents and guardians are advised to keep their wards at home while the closure lasts. The Ministry is working round the clock to ensure that the hoodlums are arrested and prosecuted accordingly.”