DPO, three others injured in Ogun schools cult violence


A Divisional Police Officer (DPO) Ignatius Alimeke and three students were reportedly injured following clashes involving rival cult groups operating in two public secondary schools in Ogun State.

The bloody encounter occurred on Monday between students of Egba High School Asero and Asero Secondary School in Abeokuta with the rival student cultists feuding against each other.

For nearly 90minutes, chaos and pandemonium enveloped the two schools, which are about 250 metres apart as innocent students and teachers fled in different directions. The cultists were said to have hurled stones, bottles and other objects against one another.

In the ensuing melee, the DPO of Adatan Police Station, Abeokuta, Ignatius Alimeke, who led operatives to the scene to quell the raging violence, was caught in stone missiles from the cultists locked in a supremacy tussle.As he laboured to fend off hail of stones, one of them caught him on the right side of his forehead, leaving a deep cut.

He was subsequently rescued from the scene by his colleagues.Three students were also said to have also been injured during the fight.


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