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Pupils sent home as hoodlums attack Ogun school



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Pupils of Baptist Day School, Alaaguntan in Ewekoro Local Government Area of Ogun State were ordered to return home after hoodlums attacked the school premises.

According to The PUNCH, it was gathered that the hoodlums on Monday night broke into the school facility via the school ceiling, carting away valuable items.

The hoodlums were said to have taken classroom chairs, tables, bells, and some papers that belonged to the teachers.

The school, which is located between the Elebute and Alaaguntan areas of the state, is a three-block classroom accommodating many pupils from the two communities.

A teacher, who identified himself only as Adeyemo for security reasons, told our correspondent that she got to the school on Monday only to see valuable items missing.

He lamented that the school, which was built by a construction company, Lafarge Plc, was equipped with modern facilities, which were stolen by the gang.

He said, “Maybe the modern chairs and tables that the company put in the school attracted the burglars.

“It came as a surprise to us when we met the school emptied on Monday.

“We have reported to the community head, and he promised to do something about it.”

The Village Head of Elebute, Abdulwaheed Onigbinde, confirmed the incident to our correspondent, adding that electricity wires were also stolen by the hoodlums.

He said, “I was told that some robbers invaded the school and carted away chairs, tables and community wires.

“I and the Baale of Alaaguntan will be meeting this morning (Thursday) to see what can be done.

“The place was built by Lafarge, so, we will be reporting the case to them before going to a police station.”

It was gathered that pupils who were returning from the holidays on Monday discovered that their classrooms had been emptied.

They were reportedly turned back home as the school authorities vowed to investigate the incident.

The Ogun State Police Public Relations Officer, Abimbola Oyeyemi, said the command was not aware of the attack.

He, however, promised to look into it.

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