There was tension at the Federal Government Girls’ Secondary School in Benin City, Edo State, southsouth Nigeria when teachers of the school were attacked by thugs who were allegedly on a mission to avenge the beating of a girl said to be the grand daughter of Oba of Benin by a teacher in the school.
The student said to be a granddaughter of the Benin Monarch, Oba Erediauwa, was alleged to have been injured on the hand while being flogged by the teacher.
It was gathered that the suspected hoodlums invaded the school premises on Monday and started beating up some teachers over alleged flogging of the student.
It was said that the thugs who were allegedly led by Tony forced the way into the school compound and demanded that the teacher who flogged the Oba’s grand daughter be produced and when this was not done, they attacked the teachers including one of the vice-principals.
State Chairman of TUC, Comrade Joe Aligbe who confirmed the invasion by the thugs, said they were armed and threatened to return if the teacher was not produced.
“Our members are now afraid. We are here to appeal to them for calm. The principal is not aware. I know the Benin monarch will not approve of this action,” he said.
The Vice Principal, Special Duties, Mr. Ihiridan Harga, said the school’s management team are new and were not aware of the flogging of a Benin Princess, adding “the alleged offence was committed before we resumed here. We were not aware of the flogging. The intruders were many and they were led by two chiefs.