SSS operatives storm Federal Girls College, ‘brutalise teachers’

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The Federal Government Girls College Calabar has threatened to sue the State Security Service, SSS, for allegedly attacking and brutalising its teachers and staff.

A lawyer representing the school, Baba Isa, said in a statement that a female relative of one of the school’s SS3 students, led the attack because one of the teachers flogged the student for flouting the school’s rules.

Narrating how it all started the lawyer said, “Mr Owai Owai, a Civic Education teacher of over 17 years standing came to class that fateful Thursday (last week) morning and found a junior student sweeping the class of the SS3 students when classes was going on in the class of the junior, against the school rules that junior students should not be found sweeping the classes of seniors during school periods”.

“Mr Owai was able to fish out about 10 seniors who asked the juniors to sweep their class during school period contrary to school regulations. He punished the seniors by flogging them on their palms, two strokes of the cane each”.

“One of the seniors, Grace Loveth Asuquo, grabbed the teacher by the collar of his shirt, protesting her flogging. The teacher was shocked and gave her more strokes for her action. She told the teacher in front of the students that her parents will burn down the school today and stormed out of the class”.

According to the lawyer, Mr. Owai continued teaching, unknown to him that Grace has called her mum, who called her sister that is a SSS operative.

FB_IMG_1486370250653“Half way through the class, the student’s mum, her aunt who is a DSS operative and another man, stormed the class, gestapo-style, took the teacher’s canes and flogged him mercilessly before his alarmed students”.

“When the canes broke from the trashing of hapless Mr Owai, they descended on his frail frame and rained torrents of blows and kicks on him. The screams of the students alerted the teachers who came to the rescue”.

Mr. Isa said the student’s SSS operative aunt called for reinforcement and three Hilux load of SSS operatives stormed the school.

“The operatives went berserk and started shooting sporadically and hitting teachers with anything they could find: blows, kicks, stones, gun butts! Several teachers sustained injuries from the assault and battery”.

“Some ran into adjoining bushes and farms to save their lives. Some of the teachers started taking pictures and videoing. When the DSS operatives found out, they went after them, forcefully collecting their phones and further brutalising them. Phones, monies, glasses and other valuables were taken away by the operatives”.

“When they were driving out, they found the gate locked. They beat up the security men and shut the padlock open! They abducted the student, Grace Loveth Asuquo and left the school premises.”

The lawyer said the entire staff and students of Federal Government Girls College community are traumatized and frightened adding that “classes didn’t hold on Friday, February 3rd because of this”.FB_IMG_1486370282830

The State Security Service, which has not appointed a spokesperson, could not be reached for this story.

The management and staff of the school, said the lawyer in the statement, is demanding, the following:

“1 A written public apology from DSS published on NTA, Radio Nigeria and 4 national dailies. 2. An oral apology given at the Assembly Ground before staff and students. 3. Outright dismissal and prosecution of the operatives involved in this barbaric act.

4. To foot the hospital bills of all staff who sustained injuries during the assault. 5. To return/pay for all lost or damaged items like phones, monies, glasses, etc 6. Replace the damaged school gate 7. Pay a 10 million naira compensation to the school”.

The lawyer said the staff have instructed him to file a suit in a court of competent jurisdiction to seek for redress and damages.

“We must all wail against the excesses of our law enforcement agents. Their duty is to protect us and not to intimidate us. A formal petition has been lodged with the appropriate authorities. But there is something we can do here: let’s stand up and shout against this barbaric intimidation by the DSS, if we don’t stand up now, there might be no one left to stand tomorrow,” added the counsel.


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  • David Akinola

    Two wrongs cannot make a right both the teacher and the SSS are wrong

    • Bayo

      Only the sss is wrong.

      • sab

        Where did the teacher go wrong if this narration is indeed truth? When has it become a crime for a teacher to punish an erring student? Or are you telling us that you were never flogged by a teacher during your school days, whether at primary or secondary levels?

    • David Puff

      Only smart people bear that name, but with your insensitive comment, I wonder where u got d name from.
      Even an average witted Nigerian knows the SSS overstepped their bounds.
      Was the teacher disciplinary action on the student a threat to national security that warranted SSS condamnable actions?
      What if the teacher also had an officer brother in the Nigeria Army?
      What happens to the teachers morale and authority in controlling errant students next time after this despicable episode?
      I advise you to rather keep mum instead of posting insensitive comments

      • Julius

        Thank you sir !

        • Otile

          Where is your aburo Mumuwole Awosan, is he mourning for Imam?

    • iwe paul

      You probably know something more than is painted in this story,please tell us.

      • David Akinola

        You are so ignorant , that is child abuse for any teacher to cane a student this is 21st century, the SSS on the other hand are very wrong to invade the school. The child parent should have press charges against the teacher,

        • emmanuel

          Please re-tell the story from the beginning, so we can better appreciate your position!

        • iwe paul

          Sory,i don’t agree with your position,and that doesn’t make me ignorant. My dad flogged all his children as kids and we all decent professionals today. He is a retired professor,and he is no child abuser. I just cannot agree with you on the issues of flogging of children in the African setting. I will never agree with you,and that doesn’t make me ignorant.It helps children ultimately,that’s a discussion for another day i guess. Thankyou.

    • emmanuel

      Both DSS and teacher were wrong? Mannnnn, this is crass mediocrity.
      A student of make a Junior sweep her class during lecture period should be on suspension and the act of resisting punishment should have attracted outright expulsion.
      If the Junior student were my daughter, na that one for be real trouble, because as the school is battling DSS, I will sue the Girl and the School and Federal Ministry of Education for depriving my daughter of her right to education.

  • Julius

    All of them, the DSS operatives should be fired and prosecuted. What they did is against the law and its not their job getting involve in any teacher, parents, students palava. This is unacceptable.

    • princegab

      According to the story, the teacher has done nothing wrong. The dss put itself in big trouble by joining one of its staff in a wicked errand. Indulgence in childish behaviour that was completely uncalled for.

      • Julius

        No, he did nothing wrong. What they did is simply unacceptable and they need to loose their job. Period. If that shit happens here, that teacher will be a rich man soon…the children too. All it takes is for a smart ass lawyer suing DSS. lolz. It will never happen here anyway.

        • Otile

          As usual copy and paste. Since you can’t write good English you have taken to copy and paste, this renders your copied text so hackneyed. Shame, where is your originality? Ogbeni, good education has no substitute.

    • Otile

      Are you sure your god, Imam Mohamed Buhari is not in Arabia now? His wife has gone to Arabia to perform lesser hajj, why can’t he join her? We know the defense of Islam is very dear to you, please tell us more.

      • Julius

        You really need to stop displaying your sad and ignorant life for all to read. Its painful to read. You are delusional with a troubled soul. Again, Mr. Intellectual, whats the topic ? I defend the truth no matter what. That was how I was raised but, you on the other hands seems to have been raised with malice , fear, hatred of others and an inferiority complex. A need to put others down, make yourself feel important and relevant .Let me assure you, being an internet troll is not gonna help you. Seek help dude before taking off your clothes in public because this is where you are heading.

        • Otile

          Stop defending Islam blindly, there are a lot of evil practices in it.

          • Julius

            Was the topic about Islam ? Mr. Intellectual, You stupidly introduce religion into DSS acting with impunity but, now I’m defending Islam ?. You are mentally unstable 4real.

          • Otile

            Unfortunately you are not grasping the concept that insolence and name calling make you bestial instead of hurting your intended target. Lack of good education is a handicap. Continue to behave as your base instinct carries you, ba ruwana.

          • Julius

            lolz, took you this long to jump on education. Oh, what about grammar ? Mr. Intellectual ! the truth is there is nothing intellectual about your dumb ass ..Nothing, zero, nada ! Keep me laughing tho.

          • Otile

            When are you going to start constructing your own bad grammars your own way, the way everybody knows you? Of late you have been doing copying and pasting to impress us, you are not impressing anybody for people know you for your bad English, moronic reasoning and abusive language. Be original, ogbeni, you sound clumsy when you copy and paste. E gbo mi nko?

          • Julius

            Now, I’m copying and pasting my own words ? See , this is why I named you a moron. Yep, you are an intellectual alright, so smart . You are a fish in a barrel to me, easy pick. Bang, you are dead.. every-time I feel like fishing with my pistol.

          • Otile

            Take good advise from me, I mean well for you, bro. You don’t know me and I don’t know you, there not good reason for you to be insulting me. All I am saying is take advantage you have in US to attend a good school and get a good education, a well rounded education. You will be better person than attacking and assaulting every Igbo man you see. Don’t see them as your rivals, you can learn a lot from them. I repeat good education is good for you, it will broaden your horizon and you will enjoy life to the fullest. I wish you well bro.

        • emmanuel

          Julius, Otile is a jolly good fellow unlike you who demonstrate inferiority complex. A man who love himself and defend himself anywhere is not inferior.
          Otile has never failed to declare himself the Igbo man he is. Julius a Muslims pretend to be a Christians and he is today a Yoruba, Foolani or Okun of Kogi State – that is real inferiority complex.

          • Julius

            lolz, what else would I expect from another delusional biafraudians ?. smh ! Oh wait, did you just change moniker to respond to me ? Hahahahahaha !!

          • emmanuel

            Julius, you must be close to Liar Mohammed, because you think alike. I have always told you my ethnic origin and proud of my heritage. There is nothing delusional about the Igbo people asking to leave a setting they are not comfortable with. Change is the only constant thing on earth and you should acknowledge that.
            Let me ask you the very salient question – what would Nigeria loose if the Igbos leave? so why not let them go? As small as South Africa is today, they will over-run Nigeria in battle because of the sophistry of their arms and resources to produce and acquire more within a short time.
            We keep talking about number advantage, what advantage has our mumu number given Nigeria?
            Can you stand Switzerland in anything with their number that is about Lagos state?

          • Julius

            Moron, let me ask you this..why wont you pack your bags and leave the SW ? Ipob , mossob and kanu had already instructed you to do that. Why ain’t you obeying their orders ? By the way, you never read me asking you to stay anywhere. As far as I’m concern, you can leave tomorrow..Just leave..abeg ! Enough noise ! .

          • emmanuel

            So you think everybody leave in the Southwest? Even at that, the World is a global village and everyone decide where to ply their trade and profession, as long as they meet the requirement for migration. Do you think all Igbos leave in the Southwest? You need to visit Igboland to know that there are people there doing very propsperous businesses, r you want to go round the World
            Are your people abroad there because they are natural citizens of such places? why do you keep exhibiting ignorance in public space.
            Get this into you skull, If the Igbos have their country today, they will still leave and do business in Nigeria.

          • Julius

            This is why I constantly calls you a moron. Do you even remember some of the incoherent garbage you post sometimes ? Didn’t you say you wanna leave Nigeria ? Isn’t SW part of Nigeria ? Think about that for a minute and read your dumb ass comment back to yourself. Why is ipob and mossob instructing you to move back to your hell holes ? You should tell them to get your irrelevant explanations into their skull as well. I’m basically on the same page with them on this. lolz

  • Otile

    So much brutality with impunity in Imam Buhari’s reign of terror. God have mercy.

    • Julius

      There you go again Mr. Intellectual. Its always about Buhari to you, isn’t it. I’m surprised you didn’t include/blame his religion as well. This same shit happened under Jonathan. Remember a member of the house of Rep went wild with the help of “Jonathan reign of terror” police beating up a teacher for dare asking his son to turn off his cell phone in the class and took the phone from him because he refused to turn it off .I bet you weren’t in here ranting about Jonathan terror then. Nonsense !. Like I said, they should be fired and prosecuted. Its not about some Imam reign of terror.

      • Otile

        You are always defending Buhari and his Islamic faith, go ahead. Nigeria is this rotten because fish rots from the head. Every day you are committing the error of anachronism. Why do dwell in the past? Your god Buhari bragge that he came to correct the errors of Jonthan, but instead Buhari has made the last state of Nigeria worse than the first. Only_fools are still supporting Dullard Buhari. Shame

      • Otile

        You are always defending Buhari and his Islamic faith, go ahead, we know why. Nigeria
        is this rotten because fish rots from the head. Every day you are
        committing the error of anachronism. Why do you dwell in the past? Your
        god Buhari bragged that he came to correct the errors of Jonathan , but
        instead Buhari has made the last state of Nigeria worse than the first.
        Only_fools are still supporting Dullard Buhari. Shame

      • emmanuel

        Remember a member of the house of Rep went wild with the help of “Jonathan reign of terror”. Copied from you and pasted.
        Would you say Jonathans reign of terror and Buharis reign of what? Thou hypocrites examine your values
        Julius, there have been insinuations that you are Liar Mohammed or his aide, going by your thought pattern. No integrity, style and coherence.

        • Otile

          Gbam, you nailed the pig on the head.

        • Julius

          lolz, you of all people talking about someone else thoughts, pattern,integrity and coherent > Lmaoooooooooo, you have to be kidding me !. There has been insinuations that you are the chief cannibal in your village. Is that true ?

          • emmanuel

            What do cannibals eat please?
            If it is human meat, then i need to eat yours. But i suspect your meat will be bitter because you are ugly on the inside and outside like your master Liar Mohammed.
            What are you laughing about here, that you have no class?

          • Julius

            So una dey eat people with class ? Truth has a way of coming out. There you have it folks ! Oh, Jesus…help me !!

          • emmanuel

            Do you know Jesus? May your Allah fire your demonic tongue.
            Na for Ijebu una cook Polytechnic student eat in March 2015. Anyone who eats human in my part of the World gets killed because it is a tabooe, but not in your Ijebu lans.
            It is not difficult to know a weak brain like yours. You ask a silly question which i rhetorically replied you, so you decide to redirect the discurse away from your nicompoopish position.
            You cannot outsmart me.

          • Julius

            Ojukwu had to send a Lt.col ..(forgot his name)to one of your town to stop them from eating humans. He even wrote a book about it abi .na lie ? You are dismissed !!

    • patriotism

      Pls,, Take Buhari out of this issue. Are an animals of the ZOO. You.better.learn.to.respect. your.elders. If Nigeria is a ZOO you unwillingly staying in it is an animal.

      • Otile

        Why would you take Imam Buhari out of the issue, who is the chief of Nigerian security services? Do you want us to replace Imam Buhari and replace him with Imam Abu Shekau?

  • tsunami1earthquake

    SSS is getting too big for its shoes. It is now time that useless organization was disbanded.

  • imagine_2012

    The zoo. Buhari in action.

    • Patriotism

      You lack manners, you don’t respect your father and mother. What about Buhari in this issues. You are the animals staying in the zoo.

      • objective

        I think it has to do with leadership my brother. I hope it is not true.

      • imagine_2012

        Ediot. Nigerian leaders don’t deserve good manners from me. From an imbe like you, no problem give them all the manners and even manna that you have.

    • Papajoh

      The President is sick and away.
      Anyway the Minister of Education if he is not sick and away should ensue that the student who started this mayhem is sacked from Nigerian educational system – Public and private.
      The Minister of internal affairs or whoever is in charge of SSS should ensure that her SSS aunt is sacked from service and prosecuted.
      The Attorney General if he knows his job must take over the prosecution of all the militants, the girl’s parents, her aunt and the girl

    • Patriotism

      You are biafraud animal of the ZOO

      • imagine_2012

        Hey, Mr zoo citizen how are you.

  • objective

    If what I read in this article actually happened, it is left unattended by the leadership of the DSS and indeed the Federal Government of Nigeria, then it will be a conclusive proof that the top echelon of the DSS and indeed the Leadership of the Federal Republic of Nigeria is now occupied/characterised by some crops of crude, lawless, power drunk and good for nothing layabouts. I hope I will be disproved.

    Since when has it become an offence for a teacher to cane a student in Africa? The act of the DSS is very disgraceful. It will be more disgraceful and will also amount to absolute act of cowardice, if they come out to deny that it happened; as this will be a confirmation that their language is “lielingual” as they did in Magu’s case.

  • Trendy

    This is the kind of issues that Nigerian activists need to march till justice is done… till dss hq call on the state. all those involved should be detained, sack..and prosecute in law court. This will serve as deterrent to all security officer who act with impunity

  • Otile

    This is terrible. Does it mean that Buhari is going down the grave without disclosing the crooks he received their loots?

  • FineBoy

    Somebody goes berserk in Calabar, we blame PMB in London. Aren’t we worse than Lucifer?

    • emmanuel

      It follows the new order. People are empowered by the attitude of heir leaders.
      If the Presidents obey the rule of law, the head of DSS would and DSS operatives would follow suit.
      In developed climes, Soldiers are not animals, how come the ones in Nigeria are? The DSS and Customs have also joined the babaric trend.
      If a father smokes cigarette in his leaving room, his sons would smoke in the bed room

    • Deji

      Why must DSS miscreants not go berserk, are they not taking cue from Buhari their boss? Does Buhari obey court rules?

  • Tunde

    These DSS operatives must be used as examples! Sack them and they must then be sued! The students mum is a disgrace! Where is the father? If he exists he must discipline this spoilt brat! This is where our society breaks down, at the family level!

  • Ola

    This is not the first time in Nigeria that Uniformed or Security Personnel have abused their uniform or position by unveiling mayhem upon civilians and it will not be the last.

    This has nothing to do with Buhari or the government , it has to do with the culture of impunity that is prevalent in our society where it is common place to hear people brag” Do you know who I am ?, I will show you”

    My advice is for the civilians or teachers involved to file a lawsuit against the DSS official and his/her accomplices, and ask for compensation as remedy and punitive justice to serve as lesson to other uniformed personnel.

    My is a big man’s country and these are some of the consequences of our way of life that has to change to a better future for all.

  • thusspokez

    The teacher and all the SSS operatives should be sacked from their respective jobs. What makes the teacher think that he could flog a pupil — no matter the offence? The SSS operatives should also face assault charges.

    • emmanuel

      Hear him, dead brain here.
      A Junior student made to sweep class for senior while lecture was on in her class……… That is why a gaint is so lazy and valueless in the comity of nation – Nigeria. Because most body parts of the so-called are the intelligent components of the gaint are actually retards

      • thusspokez

        You can’t even express yourself clearly, let alone present an argument. Nigerians seem to be the only people on planet earth who think that insult is a substitute for argument.

        • emmanuel

          Well, i take responsibility for the error – no excuse, but that did not blur the message.
          However, i wish to ask that you read stories, write-ups and publications well before you dabble into very simple issues, which you make complex for your self.
          “The teacher and all the SSS operatives should be sacked from their respective jobs” Should a teacher be sacked for doing his job? By the way, do you know what disciplinary limits are in schools? should a student who deprived another of the right to education not be punished?

          • thusspokez

            Should a teacher be sacked for doing his job?

            Flogging a pupil is his job? In some countries, he could be sentenced to 3 or more years in prison and never to teach; and never to work with children. Let’s get one thing straight: it is no part of any teacher’s job to assault any pupil.

  • government

    Where is the NUT.