Teacher Stabbed To Death by His Former Student In Taraba State

In a tragic incident that unfolded on Thursday afternoon in Jalingo, the capital of Taraba State, Mr. Bassey Sardauna, a secondary school teacher at Government Model School, Jalingo, met a fatal end when he was stabbed by a former student.

The State Police Public Relations Officer, SP Abdullahi Usman, confirmed the distressing event, revealing that the assailant, identified as James Williams, remains at large, having attacked the teacher in a tricycle following a prior altercation.

Usman emphasized the police’s active pursuit of Williams, with the intention of bringing him to justice for this heinous act.

Dr. Augustina Godwin, the State Commissioner for Education, condemned the attack, shedding light on the sequence of events leading to the unfortunate incident. The suspect, accompanied by a friend, deviated from protocol during a lined-up student inspection. The altercation escalated when the deceased questioned the deviation, resulting in a confrontation that led to the deceased striking one of them with a stick.

The genesis of the conflict traced back to the former student’s visit to the school, seeking a teacher’s signature on his Air Force application form—a matter initiated by his father’s request for assistance. Subsequently, the school authorities, upon learning of the altercation, called for local vigilante assistance until closing time. Unfortunately, the vigilante personnel departed before the tragic conclusion, as the teacher was attacked and fatally stabbed by the concealed assailants.

Governor Agbu Kefas, responding to the distressing incident, issued a statement through his Special Adviser on Media and Digital Communication, Mr. Emmanuel Bello. The governor has directed a thorough investigation into the matter and mandated enhanced security surveillance to prevent similar attacks in the future.


Ademola Adeyemi

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