By Nwani Samuel
There was severe chaos earlier today following an attack by some secondary school students on the Divisional Police Officer (DPO) of Obantoko Division in Adatan Area Command.
According to sources, SP Alimeke Ignatius alongside his men were reportedly attacked by some rampaging students of two secondary schools in the state capital.
The police officers got hit by stones after they came to settle a fight between students of Egba Comprehensive High School and Asero High School in Asero area.
The students of the two schools were in a fierce bloody clash before men of the Obantoko police station were called to arrest the situation.
The students also blocked the main road, causing tension among the residents of the area.
Alimeke and a few other police officers who came to the scene of the incident to maintain law and order also sustained injuries from the students.
The Police Public Relations Officer (PPRO) of the command, DSP Abimbola Oyeyemi had confirmed the incident to newsmen.
According to him,
“The DPO was hit by stones. The students were throwing stones and other objects at themselves during the fight,” Oyeyemi said.
When asked if any arrest was made, Oyeyemi retorted, “We cannot arrest the students because they are minors. We can only detain and counsel them, after which they will be released.”
Meanwhile, the state chapter of the Police Community Relations Committee (PCRC) has condemned the attack, describing it as “uncivilized and unwarranted”.
The state Chairman of PCRC, Samson Kunle Popoola, in a statement signed by his media aide, Babatunde Odeyemi, lamented the public disorder by secondary school students in the state, saying “if this is not quickly checked, it may portray a great danger for the future of this country.”