26 C
Accra
Thursday, January 21, 2021
No menu items!

Sandema SHTS closed down following students riot

Must Read

Fresh charges against Professor Benneh’s murder suspects

The Police on Wednesday, January 20, substituted and preferred fresh charges on two suspects allegedly involved in the murder...

Biden enters White House as 46th US president

Joe Biden has been sworn in as the 46th US president at the US Capitol in Washington. Vice-President Kamala Harris...

President Akufo-Addo appoints Akwasi Agyeibi Prempeh as Commissioner of AIB

The President, Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo, has appointed Mr Akwasi Agyeibi Prempeh, as the Commissioner for the Aircraft Accident...

Sandema Senior High Technical School (SHTS) in the Builsa North District of the Upper East Region has been closed down temporarily following the student’s riot that claimed a life of one male student.

One female student also collapsed during the riot and she is currently receiving treatment at the Sandema Government District Hospital.

The male student, whose name was only mentioned to Radio Ghana as Nashiru, reportedly was hit in the chest by one of the stray bullets of warning shots of a police team dispatched to restore calm when the unrest broke out around 11:30pm on Wednesday.

Nasiru is suspect to have died from bullet wounds at a district hospital in Sandema.

The Builsa North District Assembly has since held an emergency District Security Council, DISEC, meeting aimed at resolving the matter.

The chaos started when after some members of the school’s cadet corps ordered their colleague students to go to bed.

The turmoil saw the clashing students hurl stones, chase one another with machetes and wreak havoc on school property by setting vehicles and buildings on fire.

Speaking to our Upper East Regional GBC’s Correspondent Samuel Ayammah, the Builsa North District Chief Executive, David Amoabil Afoko, said the school has been closed down for two weeks to allow authorities find a lasting solution to the matter.

He revealed that a committee has been put in place to investigate what actual caused the riot.

Mr. Amoabil Afoko disclosed that the committee are expected to come out with their findings within three weeks.

Family members of the deceased have since been informed.

Late Nasiru who is a Muslim will be buried today according to the teachings of the Islamic Religion.

Calm has since returned to the school. Security personnel have been stationed at vantage points to protect lives and property. 

Samuel Ayammah’s report

LEAVE A REPLY

Please enter your comment!
Please enter your name here

Latest News

Fresh charges against Professor Benneh’s murder suspects

The Police on Wednesday, January 20, substituted and preferred fresh charges on two suspects allegedly involved in the murder...

Biden enters White House as 46th US president

Joe Biden has been sworn in as the 46th US president at the US Capitol in Washington. Vice-President Kamala Harris has taken her oath too...

President Akufo-Addo appoints Akwasi Agyeibi Prempeh as Commissioner of AIB

The President, Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo, has appointed Mr Akwasi Agyeibi Prempeh, as the Commissioner for the Aircraft Accident and Incident Investigation and Prevention...

Pay incentives to all frontline health workers- GRNMA

General Secretary of the Ghana Registered Nurses and Midwives Association, David Tenkorang-Twum, has confirmed that eight hundred and forty nurses and midwives have contracted...

COVID-19 Trust Fund accumulates GH¢57 million – Chief of Staff

As of December 15, 2020, the COVID-19 National Trust Fund had received a total of GH¢57.1 million in cash donations alone, Madam Akosua Frema...

More Articles Like This