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Student rebuked for tainted hair tries shooting teacher in Cross River

An adolescent senior secondary school girl has been stopped from killing her teacher with a pistol in Cross River State.

It was gathered that the student, whose name was withheld, was arrested at the Government Secondary School, Ikot Ewa, in the Akpabuyo Local Government Area of Cross River State.

The Chairman of the council, Emmanuel Offiong-Bassey, who spoke to journalists on Thursday, said he was told the suspect was about pulling the trigger on her when she was disarmed.

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He said, “How she got the gun, I do not know. The information I have, which may not be very exact, is that when she wanted to bring out the gun to shoot at her target, another teacher who was behind her quickly stopped her. I learnt she is still in the custody of the army.”

Offiong-Bassey advised parents to pay attention to the company their children keep and their day-to-day activities.

The state Deputy Police Public Relations Officer, Igiri Ewa, confirmed the incident, but said the suspect had not been handed over to the police.

“Once we gain access to the matter, we will invite the press,” he added.

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