The police in Imo State have unfurled their dragnet to unravel and catch armed hoodlums who attacked and disrupted examination at Comprehensive Secondary School, Nkume in the Njaba Local Government Area of the state.
Students were preparing to take English Language in the ongoing West African Secondary School Certificate Examinations, WASSCE on Monday, September 13 when some armed miscreants stormed the school, disrupting the examination.
The spokesman of the police in the state, CSP Michael Abatam said the police have taken over the area with a view to fishing out the perpetrators of the mayhem.
Sources told our correspondent that the students and the invigilators took to their heels as the gunmen shoot sporadically into the air.
An indigene of the community disclosed that the gunmen set ablaze some motorcycles belonging to some of the members of staff and students of the school.
The indigene expressed his profound gratitude to God that no casualties were recorded during the incident.
A viral video of the incident showed the students and members of staff of the school shouting and scampering for their dear lives.
The source said, “Gunmen came to the school and chased out the students on Monday. They shot repeatedly and insisted that no examination would be allowed to go on.
“They destroyed some motorcycles and shoot until the students and teachers ran away.”
Meanwhile, observers have expressed alarm at the development occurring on a day people were observing the sit-at-home ordered by the Indigenous People of Biafra.
Joseph Okorie expressed outrage that the hoodlums are about giving the impression that the Igbo no longer value formal education.
He recalled that one of the sit-at-home of the IPOB also disrupted the recent National Examination Council NECO examinations in the state.
Okorie, a public servant appealed to those behind the development not to cause educational backwardness of the state.