Former students of Government Model Day Secondary School in Jalingo, Taraba State, have allegedly stabbed a teacher to d£ath.
The teacher known as Bassey Sardauna Nkuphee, was stabbed outside the school premises while he was about to go home after closing from work on Wednesday, November 8, 2023.
The Vice Principal, academics, of the school, Tsokwa Sani, who confirmed the incident to Channels TV, said trouble started from an inter-house inspection which was disrupted by a former student of the school who stormed the school to sign a form.
“Trouble started when a former student accompanied his colleague to school to sign a Nigeria Air Force form,” Sani said.
”Usually on Thursdays, we hold inter-house inspections and in the process the said former students stormed the school and tried interrupting, so one of them withdrew and stepped back and asked the other to withdraw and apologise since they are in the school for a purpose
“The former student declined saying he cannot withdraw and cannot apologise.
“In the process, the teacher flogged the former student asking that they should leave the school premises which led to an upheaval that the students reacted by shouting at the former students and they subsequently left the school premises.
“We usually close by 1:40 pm, so, at about 1:20 pm I was reliably informed that the former students regrouped with some louts and were hiding waiting for the teacher to step out.
“On getting such information we asked that he should not step out on foot but rather be taken out in a colleague’s vehicle, a decision he declined saying the former students cannot stand him in a battle,” he added.
“In that regard, some of his colleagues numbering three decided to accompany him to the roadside where he boarded a tricycle, and in the process of the tricycle taking off the former students alongside the touts attacked him and stabbed him in the leg.
“He was taken to the Federal Medical Centre Jalingo for medical attention after losing so much blood and gave up in the process.”
His remains have been deposited at the morgue of the Federal Medical Centre Jalingo.
A press statement by the Chairman of the Academic union of Secondary schools in Taraba state, Sule Abasu, has directed that all activities be stopped until justice is served to its slain member they will not return to the classrooms.
“Fellow comrades, on a very sad note we received a shocking news of the demise of our colleague who was stabbed to death.
“This is an inhuman act meted to the most peaceful group of persons and organisation
Teachers are known for their contributions to the development of our society.
“You are to note that an injury to one, is an injury to all of us.
“We hereby register our displeasure over this barbaric devilish act where a teacher becomes a prey to his students and other hoodlums in the society.
“We, therefore, call on you to suspend academic activities in all schools across the state, until this issue is addressed so that our duty is carried out without encumbrance.”