A former student who is currently at large fatally stabbed a secondary school teacher at Government Model School in Jalingo, Taraba State. The Police Public Relations Officer, SP. Abdullahi Usman, confirmed the incident, revealing that the teacher was attacked in a tricycle following a prior altercation with the student.
According to Usman, the former student, along with accomplices, conspired to stab the teacher inside a keke-NAPEP during the altercation. Despite efforts to rush the teacher to the hospital, he died.
Governor Agbu Kefas expressed deep sorrow over the teacher’s tragic death and, through his Special Adviser on Media and Digital Communication, Mr. Emmanuel Bello, announced a ban on assault weapons like knives, machetes, and daggers in Jalingo and its surroundings. The governor has also ordered an investigation into the incident and enhanced security surveillance to prevent similar attacks in the future.
The Commissioner for Education, Dr. Augustina Godwin, condemned the attack, reiterating the longstanding concern for the security of staff and students in schools. She called for the deployment of both armed and unarmed security agents, specifically advocating for the presence of the Civil Defence and Peace Corps in schools, particularly in the Jalingo region.
The commissioner explained that the deceased teacher had been assigned to organise a group of students near the school gate before the inspection team’s arrival.