Wednesday 24 November 2021: The Divisional Police Officer (DPO) of Obantoko Division in Adatan Area Command, SP Alimeke Ignatius, and his men have been allegedly attacked by some rampaging students of two secondary schools in Abeokuta, Ogun State.
The police officers were attacked during a fight between students of Egba Comprehensive High School and Asero High School as the students of the two schools had engaged themselves in a bloody clash before men of the Obantoko police station were called to arrest the situation.
Reports gathered claim that the students hauled stones and other missiles at themselves, blocked the main road, causing tension among the residents of the area.
The DPO and some of his men who raced to the scene of the incident to salvage the situation and maintain law and order were allegedly injured by the students.
Meanwhile, the state chapter of the Police Community Relations Committee (PCRC) has condemned the attack.
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.”