Secondary school student stabs mate to death in Akwa Ibom

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Police in Akwa Ibom have confirmed that a secondary school student Samuel Archibong of Community Secondary School, Aka Offot in Uyo has stabbed a schoolmate James Elijah to death.

Spokesman Odiko Macdon disclosed this in a statement on Saturday, saying the incident occurred on March 10.

The Command called on parents to inculcate good family culture in their children to avoid such occurrence.

He said the commissioner of police in the state, Andrew Amiengheme, has directed the deployment of a special surveillance unit to schools to check the excesses of students.

He warned students to be of good conduct during and after school hours as the police would not tolerate any act of hooliganism.

“This is not the first time we have witnessed an act of this nature and is totally unacceptable.

“The Commissioner of Police, Andrew Amiengheme, is miffed and has condemned the barbaric act.

“He has called on parents to enshrine germane family values while school authorities are to quickly and discreetly report suspected students with traits of cultism and misdemeanor,” Macdon said.

Meanwhile, the commissioner for education Idongesit Etiebet has ordered the closure of the school to enable the state secondary education board and the ministry of education to wade into the matter and restore calm.