The recent outbreak of violence among secondary school students in Oyo town to protest their massive failure after the government decision to raise the standard of education reached its climax today when some students of the Isale-Oyo Community Grammar School, Oyo allegedly set some of their school buildings ablaze.
The incident occurred early this morning after the concerned and aggrieved students mobilized some other colleagues and proceeded to the school compound to perpetrate these acts.
It took the timely intervention of the men of the Fire Service before the fire was quenched. As at the time of filing this report, Security operatives have been informed but the culprits were yet to be apprehended.
The school compound appeared deserted as teachers and students have fled the area for fear of being harmed. Some of the culprits were also seen with dangerous weapons and charms, threatening lives and damaging properties. On Monday, we reported how some students of Anglican Secondary School also unleashed mayhem on their teachers and students.
A student was allegedly stabbed in the stomach and as at yesterday, we heard the student had given up the ghost. About five of the culprits are in the police net now cooling off their feet.
Also, six students of Oranyan Grammar School, Oyo allegedly raped a female Youth Corps member yesterday. Details are yet to be filed but I am sure before the end of today, our investigation will reveal more.
Its disturbing to note these recurring incidents of secondary students unleashing mayhem on lives and properties keeps increasing and stakeholders are advised to step in before these issues escalate.