Ola ‘Kiya, Reporting
A yet-to-be-identified student was shot dead and two others injured on Thursday as the annual inter-house sports festival of Agolo High School, Ikare Akoko, Akoko North East Local Government Area of Ondo State turned bloody.
Stonix News learnt that the event had started peacefully on as students competed in various sports only for it to end in tragedy.
It was gathered that several secondary school students from various parts of Akokoland attended the annual fiesta as well as several old students.
A witness of the event said tragedy struck when “Suddenly gunshots were heard which led to the death of a student while two others were seriously wounded.”
The injured were later rushed to an undisclosed hospital medical attention .
“After the sad incident, there was panic in Ikare Akoko as parents ran helter-skelter looking for their children,” another source added.
Meanwhile, the Divisional Police Officer in Ikare Akoko, SP Olatujoye Akinwande, confirmed the incident.
He said the corpse of the student had been deposited in a mortuary while those who sustained injuries were receiving treatment.
ACC to him, normalcy has been restored to the area as people go about their businesses.