By NBF News

Tragedy struck yesterday in Akure, Ondo State capital when a 10-year-old pupil of All Saints Anglican Primary School, Oke-Ijebu, Akure, allegedly shot his classmate with one of the two single barrel guns found behind the toilet of the school.

Daily Sun gathered that unknown people, suspected to be robbers, left the two guns at the back of the toilet of All Saints Anglican Primary School, Oke-Ijebu. It was learnt that the two pupils, who were playing during lunch break, thought the guns were toys.

A source told Daily Sun that one of the pupils while fiddling with the gun pulled the trigger and killed his colleague in the process. He also suffered gunshot injuries.

The incident threw some parts of Akure into pandemonium as many parents trooped to the school, expressing their worries about the safety of pupils in the school.

Some of the parents, it was gathered, hurriedly took their wards home.

The names of the two students involved in the incident were not confirmed as at the time of filing this report as the school authorities declined to speak with journalists.

Thereafter, the school closed abruptly and the remains of the dead pupil were deposited at a mortuary while the injured one is receiving treatment at the state specialist hospital. When contacted, the image-maker of the Ondo State Police Command Aremu Adeniran, who confirmed the incident, said the command suspected that the two barrel guns cut to size, were hid there by armed robbers.

Adeniran said when the men of the command from the A Division combed the school, a sledge hammer; cutlass and other instruments were recovered. He said men of the command had commenced investigation into the incident with a view to unravelling those who hid the guns in the school.