By Charles Nwabardi

The Delta State Government has announced the immediate closure of Ogume Grammar School, Ogume in Ndokwa West Council Area, following an attack by hoodlums suspected to be cultists.

Securityreporters.com gathered that a group of hoodlums invaded the school with different harmful objects, and killed a female student in the attack that took place on Wednesday.

The assailants also assaulted the principal and destroyed most of the school properties worth millions of Naira.

It was gathered that the principal was rushed to the general hospital, Kwale for treatment after the incident.

The school’s ICT centre, principal’s office, her car and the administrative office amongst others were razed down by the rampaging cultists.

Mrs Rose Ezewu, the State Commissioner for Secondary Education, announced the closure of the school on Wednesday, October 20, in Asaba during a meeting held with the leaders of Ogume community.

According to Ezewu the decision of the state government to close down the school was in the best interest of the community and the state in general as it was designed to guarantee the safety of teachers and students of the school.

The commissioner lamented that the whole structure and learning materials in the school were destroyed.

She further called out to the community to bring the perpetrators of the crime to book in order to serve as a deterrent to others, while she also urged leaders and all stakeholders of the community to show genuine commitment towards rebuilding the school in other to encourage the state government.

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