Residents of Nkpor, in Anambra state, were provoked beyond measure after a school boy was beaten without mercy for writing ‘Biafra Boy’ in his textbook.
An exclusive report by Ebonyi TV News reveals that the incident happened in Ideal Minds Foundation Secondary School, Nkpor.
The secondary school student who was a die-hard fanatic of Biafra wrote ‘BIAFRA BOY’ in his student textbook and handed in his class work to his teacher, a member of the National Youth Service Corps deployed to the school as his place of primary assignment.
The corps member was reported to have been offended for what the boy wrote and as a result, immediately dragged him to the office of the principal where the boy was said to have received 21 strokes of the cane.
All efforts made to speak with principal of the school was unfruitful and staff of the school refused to comment on the issue.
Reacting to the incident, residents of Nkpor described it as an intimidation of the highest order. A woman simply identified as Charity said there is no way they will take it lightly.
Another person who spoke on the condition of anonymity pointed out that an occurrence of this sort will never happen in the North.
“If it where in the North, the principal and the corper would have been burnt alive by now. But they should be thankful that Christianity does not accept shedding of innocent blood, unlike Islam.”
This is quite provoking! What happened to freedom of expression? Although a youth corps member is more like a symbol of unity in the nation, punishing a boy this way for a flimsy reason will only end up creating hatred and disunity. I hope this fire is doused before it gets out of hand.