Violence has always been associated to men, but the small-small girls of Federal Govt Girls College Abuloma gave us a new dimension of what they are capable of.
On Tuesday, students of the FGGC Aboluma, Port Harcourt, turned against each other and staff, including a principal...come and see fight na.
It has always been a culture for outgoing SS3 students to battle rivalry SS2 students....at least in almost all boarding house schools. Abuloma was not different this year.
Wetin cause the wahala? One SS1 girl was punished by an SS2 girl. The SS1 girl reported to her sister in SS3. While the SS3s were mobilizing to deal with the situation, the SS2s moved first to draw the battleline with the angry SS3s. It was gathered that the former invaded the dormitories of the students, urging them to “do their worst”. But the security staff quickly moved in and settled the rift before it degenerated that night.
In an attempt to show them how to sing Beyonce's Song "Who Run The World...GIRLSSS"...the SS3 girls went about amassing weapons. Hoes used for Agric science practicals, bottles of soft drinks, peanuts and others brought by caring families, razor, cutleries and others came in handy in the final hours of preparing. Insecticides became lethal weapons when sprayed into naked fire from hidden matches and lighters, which the smokers among the students tucked away.
At the unholy hour of about 1.00am on Tuesday, they were fully charged and battle-ready. Armed with their weapons, they invaded the SS2 dormitory. The hoe came in handy for breaking the locks. Apparently aware of what was happening, the SS2 students reportedly made telephone calls to cult members from other schools. The invitees wasted no time in joining the fray.
The attack left several students with various injuries - cuts and bruises. An aged Vice Principal in charge of Special Duties was attacked with insecticide. The aged VP was momentarily 'blinded' by the attack as he tried to broker a ceasefire. A member of the staff, who witnessed the fracas, said: “These students are something else. They have constantly been harassing this same Vice Principal, who is older than most of their parents, to come and have sex with them in their hostel,” our source further revealed.
Some of the injured students were rushed to Teme Hospital, Mile 1, Diobu, for medical attention at the time of compiling this report. The Rivers State Police Public Relations Officer (PPRO), Mr. Ben Ugwuegbulam, who confirmed the incident, dispelled any notion of cultists involvement in the fracas. He said: “Our men have waded into the matter with a team drafted to the school to restore calm. But what happened has nothing to do with cults. It was a misunderstanding between SS2 and SS3 students and investigation is still on.”
But one of the students expelled for her alleged involvement, countered Ugwuegbulam's assertion, insisting: “The SS2 students invited cult members from other schools who came and joined in the fight.”
Already, 16 SS3 students have been expelled in the wake of preliminary investigation into Tuesday's bloody clash. The expulsion meant that the affected students would miss their outstanding papers in the SSCE.
Gist sourced from THE NATION