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Enraged Youths Invade Delta Catholic School, Hold Rev. Father Principal Hostage…See why

Angry youths invaded a boarding school located in Onicha-Ugbo, Aniocha North Local Government Area of Delta State and reportedly held the school principal, Rev. Fr. Anthony Banye, hostage for several hours in his office on Thursday.
According to a report by Punch, the incident at St. Pius X Catholic Grammar School, occurred as a result of the ongoing construction of perimeter fencing of the school premises as the youths destroyed the portion that had already been constructed.
A correspondent revealed that the suspects who stormed the school in their hundreds threatened further havoc should the school authority continue with the fence without their approval.
While confirming the incident to journalists in Asaba, the state capital, the Vice President of the school’s Old Boys’ Association, Chief Austine Nwamu, disclosed that the school principal was however later freed after the youths had pulled down the fence.
While lamenting the destruction, Nwamu said the matter had been reported to the traditional ruler in the area and the state police command.
“N16m was estimated to be needed fence the school round and provide adequate protection for the pupils. With this act, N9m has been wasted. We don’t want to engage in a communal war. Something should be done by government and relevant authorities before it degenerates into a serious crisis,” he said.
He noted that the attack on the 50-years- old school was an attack on pupils who attended it from different parts of the country.
When contacted for confirmation, the Police Public Relations Officer, DSP Andrew Aniamaka, said he had not been briefed on the incident and promised to contact his men in the area for details.


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