Wednesday, 2 December 2009

Citizen Report: Riot Erupts In Nigeria's Main Oil State Secondary School

                                         [Rivers State Governor]

A citizen reporter from Port Harcourt, Rivers state, Nigeria's major oil producing state have reported an outbreak of riot at the Community Secondary Oroworukwo which necesitated the deployment of of anti-riot policemen(mobile policemen).

According to this report, trouble started when the school authority ordered final year students who would not take their external examinations in the school, to stop coming for lectures. This, according to the report, did not go down well with the students, especially the boys who mobilized their friends from other secondary schools in the city this afternoon and stated distroying facilities in the school.

 Initial attempts by  youths of the community to stop the riot yielded no result as they were reportedly overwhelmed by the students, prompting the school authority to invite the police. The situation is said to be under control. No deaths or major casualities were recorded.

The school is reportedly notorious for bad results in external examinations. This is said to be the reason why most students do not like to take their external examinations in the school.

chidi opara reports have confirmed this report.

Nigeria's Anti-Terrorism Squad Operational In Five States


Nigeria's Anti-Terrorism Squad(ATS), a unit of the Nigerian Police Force(NPF) is now operational in Abuja, Lagos, Delta, Rivers and Abia, chidi opara reports can now reveal.

Members of the squad were reportedly drawn mainly from the police mobile unit. The preliminary training, according to inside information was at the military school in Jaji, Kaduna State, and later, in the state of Isreal.

The squad, we learnt further, is presently operating from the office of the Inspector-general of Police.

A high rank squad member at the Warri base told one of our network members that "the rule requires the governor of a state to request before we can be deployed to such state".

A senior security personnel informed us in Abuja that "the squad would eventually become autonomous with time".