A student of Agolo High school Ikare Akoko, North East council area of Ondo state has died and two others injured following a gun battle that ensued between different cult groups during the school’s inter-house sports on Thursday, March 10.
The inter-house sports had in attendance many old students as well as students from other schools in the locality.
According to reports, trouble started when two rival cult groups engaged themselves in a supremacy battle.
”The inter-house sport competition went on peacefully until gunshots were heard which led to immediate death of a student while two others were seriously wounded and now receiving medical attention in an undisclosed hospital.
After the unfortunate incident there was panic and apprehension in Ikare Akoko as parents ran helter skelter to check their wards.”an eyewitness said
Confirming the incident, the Divisional Police Officer in Ikare Akoko, Olatujoye Akinwande said that the corpse of the student had been deposited at a mortuary while those injured are presently receiving treatment in the hospital.
The spokesperson of the state police command, Funmi Odunlami, also confirmed the incident and said no arrest had been made by police detectives