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Lagos shuts down schools in Ojodu over death of students

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Government schools around the Ojodu-Berger area of Lagos were shut down on Wednesday, following a fatal accident which killed several students on Tuesday.

Part of the schools shut are Babs Fafunwa Millennium Junior Grammar School, Ojodu Junior Grammar School, and Ojodu High School, all within the same compound.

Ganiu Lawal, the spokesperson of the Lagos State Ministry of Education, confirmed the closure of the schools.

Mr Lawal said the schools have been shut down till the next session.

Meanwhile, other government schools around Ojodu Berger, such as Omole Junior Grammar School, also shut down activities.

A teacher at Omole Junior Grammar School, who cannot be named because he is not authorised to speak to the press said that the students were about writing examination when they were instructed to shut down.

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“We have already distributed writing materials to the students before they called us to stop and that the children should go to the assembly, where they were addressed.

“It is because of yesterday’s incident. Whatever affects Ojodu affects us here in Omole because of the closeness of the school,” the teacher said.

Before the directive to shut down the schools, parents, guardians and concerned citizens stormed Babs Fafunwa Millennium School, on Wednesday morning, to protest the opening of the school despite the incident.

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The school, which lost two students to the incident, with several others injured, opened on Wednesday and was prepared to continue examinations.

An articulated truck, on Tuesday afternoon, lost control and rammed into students of Ojodu Grammar School at Ogunnisi Road, Ojodu-Berger, Lagos.

Police said two students died on the spot, while 12 others sustained different degrees of injuries. But witnesses put the casualty figure at a much higher number.

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