A Senior Secondary School SS2 student, identified as Umar Goni has been arrested by operatives of the Borno state Police Command for allegedly attempting to murder one of his junior colleagues.
We learnt that the incident happened behind the hostel of a popular private school, El-Kanmi College of Islamic Theology in Maiduguri, Borno State capital, on Wednesday night.
According to the report, Jubril, a junior student, who is currently on admission at the intensive care unit of the University of Maiduguri Teaching Hospital, was being punished by the senior student for refusing to go on errands for him.
A source from the school said;
“The senior colleague, from SS2 class, had sent Jubril on an errand, but he didn’t go. That fateful night, he came to pick him up and took him to a quiet place where he used a razor blade to severely cut his neck, injuring most of his arteries, nerves and trachea,”.
The source stated that the Senior student, after committing the act, left the victim in the pool of his blood, After some minutes, Jubril struggled to the Principal’s Office, and was immediately rushed to the hospital.
The suspect who was said to have perpetrated the act under the influence of hard drug, was arrested and handed over to the police for further investigations.
The victim, Jubril, is said to be the son of Late Justice Sadi Mato of Federal High Court Kano State, and his mother, Hajiya Aisha, remarried a Senior civil servant with the Yobe State government.
According to report, a staff of the college, confirmed that Jubril’s case is not the first as there have been several such cases that have occurred in the college but the school management kept hiding the incidents which have led to an increase in the crime activities in the school.
The teacher lamented “This is not the first case of armed violence in the college. There are several other cases relating to sexual abuse and armed violence, but the school management had swept it under the carpet. This is likely to mean we are creating more victims as a result of our failure to act,”.