The police have over over Aka Community Secondary School in Aka Offot, Uyo Local Government Area, Akwa Ibom State, following the murder of a student.
An SS3 student allegedly stabbed an SS2 student to death during a quarrel on Thursday, March 10, according to a teacher who confirmed the news to Newsmen.
“Following a mandate from the Commissioner of Education, Mrs Idongesit Etiebet, the principal stated the school would be closed indefinitely to prevent more breakdowns law and order.”
“Police officers are merely here to execute that order and investigate the crime,” the teacher explained.
According to reports, one of the students in the same school linked the incident to the cult rivalry between the SS3 and SS2 students.
“The suspect, one Samuel Effiong Aduk (18), also known as ‘Benzema,’ who stabbed the deceased, James Effiong Archibong, (18), to death, had left the school to continue his SS3 at another school due to a series of conflicts he had with other students.”
“Since then, he (Aduk) has been coming to this Aka Community School,” the student explained, “until yesterday (Thursday), when he came and a bitter quarrel broke out between himself and James, whereby he brought out a kitchen knife and sliced his throat, and James died instantly before being rushed to the hospital.”
Odiko Macdon, Akwa Ibom state police spokesperson, confirmed the incident, saying that police operatives have been deployed on the orders of Commissioner of Police (CP) Amiengheme Andrew, while the discreet investigation continues to unravel the immediate and remote causes of the fracas that resulted in the deceased being stabbed in the neck and dying.
“We are aware of a conflict involving students from Aka Community Secondary School, in which one Samuel Effiong Archibong of SS3 fatally stabbed his schoolmate, James Elijah Aduk of SS2, in the neck. Both of them are 18 years old, according to the PPRO.
He added, “The CP, Mr. Amiengheme Andrew, has zero tolerance for crimes and criminalities and has ordered a discreet investigation into the matter.”