From Julius B Kezi
Masked armed robbers have in the early hours Sunday robbed and beat staff and students of St. Peters Claver Creative Minds primary-Secondary schools Kafanchan, in Jema’a Local Government Area of Kaduna State.
An interviewed source, closed to where the school is situated, Mr. Linus Kajang, the scribe to the District Head of Aduwan, disclosed that at about 4:00 am on Sunday he received a phone call from one of the Reverend Sisters residing and overseeing the affairs of the school, telling him they were being robbed.
According to Mr. Kajang, he mobilized youths of the area and went to the school, only to discover the bruises from beatings meted from them.
He said the Rev. Sisters narrated to him their ordeals that robbers gained entry to the school premises and went to the girls hostel, where they began to beat and robbed the students who screamed for help.
On rushing to ascertain what was happening, according to the Rev. sister, they were confronted by the robbers who beat and robbed them of phones, money, valuables, broke the school’s office and made away with undisclosed amount.
Corroborating, the story, the principal of the boarding secondary school, Mr. Godfrey Yahweh, said one of the Reverend Sisters robbed, phoned him on Sunday morning, informing him of the robbery.
He said when he arrived he found them with various degree of bruises and had to be taken to hospital for treatment.
Mr. Yahweh said he was informed that the robbers broke into the school’s office and stole an undisclosed sum of money, stressing that the incident has been reported to the police in Kafanchan.
People interviewed in Kafanchan, who heard about the incident appealed to government and Security Agencies to send security personnel to protect the school and all boarding schools in the area to forestall recurrence, citing the issue of Chibok and Dapchi girls from North-East Nigeria, as example.