Two primary school teachers in Ogun State are currently battling for their lives at a government-owned hospital after suspected Fulani herdsmen attacked them on friday, inflicting deep machete cuts on them. The incident, which took place few metres to Atola Primary School in Ewekoro North Local Council Development Area, sent residents of the area into a panic while other schools in the community hurriedly dispersed for fear of being attacked, too.
The attack was said to have occurred few minutes after the teachers arrived school for the day’s work. Chairman of Ewekoro North LCDA, Mr. Kehinde Adepegba, said that the affected teachers had since been moved from the maternity hospital they were initially put into a government-owned medical facility in the Ijaiye area of the state.
He said, “The Ogun State Government has taken over the case and as we speak the affected teachers have been transferred from our maternity hospital at Onigedu to the Ogun State General Hospital at Ijaiye. They are receiving treatment and are recuperating. They were attacked while resuming for duties at the school.