Akwa Ibom shuts school as SS2 student ‘stabs colleague to death’


Samuel Archibong, a student of Community Secondary School, Aka Offot in Akwa Ibom, has allegedly stabbed James Elijah, his colleague, to death.


According to NAN, Odiko Macdon, the state police command’s spokesperson, confirmed Elijah’s death in a statement on Saturday.


Macdon said the incident occurred on March 10. He also assured that those responsible for Elijah’s demise would be brought to book.


He disclosed that Andrew Amiengheme, the state commissioner of police, has directed the deployment of a special surveillance unit to schools to check the excesses of students.


He warned students to be of good conduct during and after school hours as the command would not tolerate any act of hooliganism.


“This is not the first time we have witnessed an act of this nature and is totally unacceptable. The commissioner of police, Andrew Amiengheme, is miffed and has condemned the barbaric act,” the statement reads.


“He has called on parents to enshrine germane family values while school authorities are to quickly and discreetly report suspected students with traits of cultism and misdemeanor.”


Macdon added that the command would send patrol teams to some secondary schools after closing hours to ensure that students went home safely henceforth.


The development comes as Idongesit Etiebet, the commissioner for education, ordered the closure of the school.


Etiebet said the directive was to enable the state secondary education board and the ministry of education to wade into the matter and restore calm.

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