A secondary school teacher at the Government Model School, Jalingo, Taraba state capital has been stabbed to death by his former student now at large.
Police Public Relations Officer, SP. Abdullahi Usman, confirmed the incident, on Thursday saying the teacher was attacked while in a tricycle following an earlier altercation with the student.
Usman said, “A former student conspired with his cohorts to stab his teacher, who was inside Keke NAPEP.
“They had an altercation with the teacher and in the process stabbed the teacher. While taking him to hospital, he was confirmed dead”
Governor Agbu Kefas in a statement released by his Special Adviser on Media and Digital Communication, Mr. Emmanuel Bello mourned the tragic death of the teacher and directed a ban on assault weapons such as knives, machetes, daggers in Jalingo and its environs.
This is even as the governor directed an investigation into the incident and security surveillance to prevent such attacks in the future.
On her part, Commissioner for Education, Dr. Augustina Godwin, condemned the attack saying “The security of staff and students of Science School Jalingo and other schools have been a source of concern for us at the Ministry of Education.
“We need armed and unarmed security agents such as; Civil Defence/ Peace Corps in our schools more than ever, especially around Jalingo,” she said.
The commissioner explained that the deceased teacher was assigned to organise one of the four groups of students near the school gate before the inspection team could arrive.