Probe: Police link evening classes boycott to Ofafa Jericho school fire

Wednesday, September 22nd, 2021 11:06 |

Initial investigations by police in Buru Buru linked the Monday night fire at Ofafa Jericho High School to evening classes boycott.

In a police statement seen by People Daily Digital, a teacher who was on duty tried to mobilise students to attend evening preps when hell broke loose.

“While mobilising students to attend the evening preps, some defied and remained within the dormitory prompting the teacher on duty to force them out,” the statement read in part.

According to the school principal Julius Linge, 50 students were hospitalized following the night fire.

Of the total admissions at Metropolitan Hospital in Buruburu, 35 were treated and discharged while 15 remained for further observation.

A catastrophy was avoided when other students and staff responded swiftly and managed to put off the fire, stopping it from spreading to other parts of the dormitory.

No deaths reported during the inferno.

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