OPC invades Ilorin school, disrupts academic activities


By Kayode Adeoti

There was pandemonium on Tuesday as suspected members of the Oodua
Peoples Congress (OPC) invaded the premises of Government High School
(GHS), Adeta, in Ilorin, the Kwara State capital.
This medium gathered that the OPC in their numbers walked into the
school compound without approval from the school management, a
development which created tension in the area and also disrupted
academic activities in the school.
The OPC, in their multitude, reportedly displayed various charms all
manners of diabolical charms on the school field even as they were
making invocations.
A source who spoke under the condition of anonymity informed our
reporter that the activity was to mark annual carnival of the
She said the sight of OPC on the field, performing their activities,
scared the students as they ran in different directions for safety.
The source disclosed further that the school authority frowned at the
development saying the Ministry of Education and security operatives
were immediately alerted.
“The OPC came into the school unannounced; they displayed all manners
of charms all in the name of celebrating their festival. The students
were thrown into confusion as they did not understand the situation.
A teacher, who also spoke on the issue under anonymity, stressed that,
“School activities were going on smoothly as expected until they (OPC)
came in without notice, they were so aggressive in their approach,
that the students were oppressed with most of them jumping out of the
window. The OPC men with various charms were making invocations. It
was a terrible moment and it caused a huge distress among students and
staff of the school.
“We call on the entire Adewole community and the Kwara State
Government to look into the debacle as a recurrence will pose a threat
to our educational system and the state.
“We had to send the students home because of their (OPC) unannounced
visit,” the teacher divulged.
Similarly, a member of the school management who also lend his voice
to the issue disclosed that some members of the OPC who created
tension in the school have been arrested by security operatives.
“Shortly after the incident, we called the Ministry of education and
the police, there was a spontaneous response. The Directorate of State
Security (DSS) and the police came around to arrest the OPC.
“We did not asked our students to go home as it was widely reported,
immediately the arrest was done, we returned to our normal activities.
It did not distort the school activities in anyway,” he said.

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