The Rivers State Police Command has confirmed that a chemical weapon was detonated at a secondary school in Port Harcourt.
Video of students in disarray as a result of a panic caused when a chemical weapon was detonated Friday, in Community Secondary School, Oroworukwo, Port Harcourt has been trending on Social media.
Initial reports said secondary school students brought in weapons ahead of a planned cult clash between SS2 and SS3 Students of the school.
But while the Police confirmed that a chemical weapon was brought into the school, the Command denied that there was a planned attack or clash between the two Senior Secondary school classes.
The Command in a statement by the spokesman, DSP Nnamdi Omoni said the Police responded to a distress call from the school leading to the arrest of two SS2 Students; 18year old Nicodemus Nkaparu and 17year of Darlington Sylvanus.
DSP Omoni disclosed that preliminary investigation shows that one of the students brought in the Chemical weapon (Teargas) belonging to his late brother who was a Police officer.
In his statement, Nicodamus Nkaparu confirmed to have brought the canister from their House which is part of the belongings of his deceased brother who was also a Police Officer. But unknown to him, his friend, Darlington Sylvanus detonated the substance which threw the whole school into confusion as people scampared for safety while some sustained injuries.
“That at the end of the investigation, the suspects were given administrative bail and released unconditionally and asked to return on Monday, May 27th.