Cultism: Expert Advises Clearing Of Bushes Around Schools To Stem Tide

Security experts have called on Schools in Ogun state to clear all bushes around their premises to improve monitoring of students activities and reduce the growing number of secondary school related cultism and other vices 

Ogun State Commandant of Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corps, Mr. Kolawole Taiwo, made this known while speaking on measures to curb rising problem of rival cult clashes amongst secondary school students in Ogun state.

Recently, An Abeokuta Magistrates’ Court ordered the remand of a fifteen year-old secondary school student Dehinde Dipeolu in a correctional centre for allegedly killing another female student.

The Prosecution Counsel for the case, Mr. Olu-Balogun Lawrence had informed the court that Dehinde Dipeolu committed the offence on twenty fourth of February at Nawair ud-deen Grammer School area in Abeokuta.

According to him the boy a fifteen year old of Reverend Kuti Memorial Grammar School had beaten to death a fourteen year old girl of Nawair ud- Deen Grammer School Abeokuta explaining that the minor accosted the victim on her way home from school asking her to be his girlfriend which she refused.

Recently, the Ogun state government debunked the reported death of two secondary school students of the Baptist Boys High School, Oke-Saje, Abeokuta.

However, The Special Adviser to the Governor on Primary and Secondary Education, Mrs. Ronke Soyombo, confirmed that a student of BBHS, Kowiy Adeyemi was attacked and sustained injuries in an inter secondary school clashes.

The incident at Ilaro where Irate students of a secondary school vandalised a state fire service vehicle burnt down a cement haulage vehicle after an accident which claimed the life of student in the town could also be mentioned when speaking on security situation at secondary schools in Ogun state.

These and many reported and unreported Cult clashes of secondary schools in Sagamu, Ijebu Ode and environ call for concern of the government and other schools administrators.

The Ogun state commandant of the NSCDC, Mr. Taiwo Kolawole while speaking said the incidents are wake up call to curb rival clashes amongst secondary school students which he said may lead to large scale violence.

Mr. Taiwo called for Consistent and regular monitoring of secondary schools in Ogun state to abate rising cases of cultism and other vices.

Commissioner for Education, Science and Technology, Professor Abayomi Arigbabu while speaking said the government was working hard to ensure safety of all students while in school.

It is believed that the rising cases of students cultism and other security breaches in Ogun state secondary schools are expected to receive the deserved attention following the intervention and recommendations of the stakeholders.

Wale Oluokun

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