15th September, 2021
Veteran actress Rita Edochie has slammed Governor Hope Uzodimma over the invasion by gunmen of Comprehensive Secondary School, Nkume in Njaba LGA of Imo.
Gunmen believed to be from Eastern Security Network (ESN) militant wing of Indigenous Peoples of Biafra (IPOB) invaded the school.
They harassed students who were writing the 2021 West African Senior Secondary Certificate Examination (WASSCE) on Monday.
IPOB had announced the sit-at-home order every Monday until its leader, Nnamdi Kanu, is released from DSS custody.
Even though the proscribed group said it suspended the order, residents, and businesses in the region had adhered to the directive.
Faulting the government, Edochie shared a viral video of the students of the school, running helter-skelter after they were attacked while preparing to sit for English in the ongoing JSSCE on Monday, September 13.
Sharing the video on her Instagram page, Edochie wrote; “IT’S NOT JUST TO ASK PEOPLE TO GO ABOUT THEIR BUSINESS.
NOW LOOK AT THESE CHILDREN YOU ASKED TO COME OUT FOR EXAMS RUNNING OUT OF THEIR SCHOOL.
WAS THERE ANY SECURITY TO SECURE THESE CHILDREN ?
NOW IF ANYTHING HAD HAPPENED TO ANY OF THEM, THE SAME PEOPLE WILL ONLY SAY SORRY TO THEIR FAMILY.
“IN FACT I BLAME THE PARENTS THAT ALLOWED THEIR CHILDREN TO GO THROUGH THIS.”