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BREAKING: Panic in Oyo as herdsmen invade school, attack students, teachers

There was panic in Alaropo Nla community in Oyo State as suspected herdsmen on Thursday morning invaded one of the public secondary schools, injuring students and teachers. POLITICS NIGERIA learned that the attackers, numbering about 20, invaded Community Grammar School, Alaropo Nla in Oriire Local Government Area (LGA) of the state.

They reportedly invaded the school with their cattle and injured some of the students and teachers. One of the school’s tutors, Paul Olabode, was inflicted with sword and machete cuts, while many others, including students, were left with varying degrees of injuries. The development has caused panic in the town.

This newspaper learned that the school had just finished morning devotion and students were preparing to settle down in their classrooms to continue their second-term examination when the herdsmen invaded the school’s farm with their cows grazing mindlessly on crops. Efforts made by the students and the teachers to drive away the herdsmen were met with brutal resistance.

The school principal, Mrs Grace Alamu, confirmed the incident. She narrated: “I am on my way to the school. Policemen are coming to the school this morning.” Meanwhile, efforts to contact the Oyo State Police Public Relations Officer, Adewale Osifeso, to get security agents’ reaction, proved unsuccessful.


Source: Politics Nigeria



Many Feared Dead As US Army Helicopters Crash During Training

Several people have been reported dead after two United States Army Blackhawk helicopters crashed during a training in Kentucky on Wednesday night. US officials said the crash occurred at around 10pm. local time (11 p.m. ET) during training in Trigg County, to the west of the Army base Fort Campbell.

According NBC News, Kentucky State Police confirmed that its personnel, military investigators and several other agencies were on the scene of the helicopter crash.

The officials said, “We can confirm two aircraft from the 101st were involved in an accident last night resulting in serval casualties,” the 101st Airborne Division, the only air assault division of the U.S. Army, said in a tweet early Thursday. “Right now our focus is on the Soldiers and their families who were involved.”

But in a tweet Kentucky Gov. Andy Beshear, who said fatalities were expected, called for prayer for all those affected, saying state police and local officials are responding to the incident. He said, “We’ve got some tough news out of Fort Campbell, with early reports of a helicopter crash and fatalities are expected.”


Source: Dailytrust