Many Injured As Secondary School Students Clash In Osogbo

Scores of students were injured on Friday, as students of St. Charles High School and Ifeoluwa Government Middle School, which were both situated in Osogbo, the Osun State capital engaged in a bloody clash.

Reports authoritatively gathered that the students from both schools engaged one another over yet to be a known issue.

The students were said to have freely used several dangerous weapons, which abruptly brought academic activities to a halt, as students and staff alike ran for cover.

An eyewitness, Mr. Sogo Adigun told our reporter that a little disagreement among students of the two schools might have been degenerated by an external influence.

He explained that the sophistication of weapons used by the students and the way the attacks were coordinated suggested that there were” external collaborators”.

“It has become a recurrence decimal for schools around this area to engage themselves in the bloody fracas of this nature.

“You know, the government policy on single school uniform, where identification of students by schools has become practically impossible also worsened the situation.

“One can safely say that violent students from other schools within the metropolis involved in this crisis, with the degree of violence exhibited, but how can we prove that when all of them wore the same uniform”, he said.

Another source who spoke with our reporter said four students who sustained a high degree of injuries have been taken to a private hospital for urgent attention.

He added that the rift among the students snowballed into full-blown crisis because of the porous security arrangement in the schools.

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