Pupils Boycott School Over Police Teargas In Lagos

No fewer than 50 pupils of the Nawair-Ud-Deen Comprehensive College on Alhaji Lasisi Street, Mushin has shunned school, following the death of one of them early this week.


One of the pupils, identified as Samuel Okechuckwu died after inhaling tear gas fired by the policemen during a fracas with some hoodlums in the Idi Oro and Alaka area of Mushin.


According to the Head Teacher of the college, Soliu Abiola, about 50 pupils have not shown up in school since the incident.


He said that the school management had visited the pupils’ homes but their parents would not release them to resume.


“Their parents said they have to be sure of the safety of their children before allowing them to go back to school,” the head teacher said.


A sergeant and two of the hoodlums suspected to be selling Indian hemp were killed in the clash between the police and thugs in Mushin.


A parent, Mrs Aishatu Awolola said that clash between police and hoodlums has become a regular occurrence in the area, adding that she has been looking for a way to enroll her ward in another school.


She said, “One of the children, Okechukwu who was an asthma patient died after the police teargassed the college. No parent can risk this.”

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