There was tension on the school premises of Ideke Secondary School in the Ogbaru Local Government Area of Anambra State yesterday as herdsmen with their cattle invaded the school compound.
According to reports, the teachers and students of the school, who raised the alarm, left the school abruptly.
However, the invasion has been described as an incessant event.
Speaking to newsmen, the acting Principal of the school, Mrs Ann Nwosu, called on the state government to come to their rescue.
She stated that she regrets the presence of herdsmen and their cattle in the school regularly.
She said, “It is worrisome to see both cattle as well as herdsmen loitering around the school compound, especially during the study hours. This poses a threat and great danger, not only to the students and teachers, but also to everybody.”
One of the teachers, Mrs Nkoli Anikpe, said, “The children are usually harassed by these herdsmen and their cattle whenever they went out on break. The herdsmen have threatened us on several occasions when we tried to stop them from encroaching on our compound.”
In his reaction to the occurrence, the Special Assistant to the Governor on Secondary School Monitoring, Chinyere Mbakwe, described the incident as worrisome.
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