One student dies in Sandema Senior High Technical School riot

One student has been confirmed dead during a midnight campus riot at the Sandema Senior High Technical School in the Upper East Region.

The deceased, only identified as Nashiru was reportedly hit in the chest by a stray bullet said to have been fired by police officers who responded to the distress call to restore calm.

The incident is said to have happened around 11:30pm on Tuesday.

Sources say the student was pronounced dead at the Sandema District Hospital.

Another female student is said to have collapsed during the unrest.

In a radio interview on Wednesday, the Builsa North District Chief Executive Officer, Mr David Afoko said the assembly was holding an emergency District Security Council (DISEC) meeting on the incident.

In a related development, the school was shut down about an hour ago and students asked to leave the campus following a District Security Council (DISEC) meeting today.

A clash erupted among students on the campus around midnight on Tuesday after some students refused to comply with an order to go to bed by the school’s cadet corps.

Vehicles and houses were set ablaze whilst some students sustained machete wounds during the chaos.

The District Chief Executive (DCE) of Builsa North, David Afoko, was at the troubled school a while ago to announce to the students the decision DISEC had taken over the development.

Meanwhile, the National Peace Council has condemned disturbances, saying violence is never the path to go in resolving conflict no matter the cause of the row.


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