Twenty-three (23) students of Ideal College have sustained injuries after a clash with security officers and land guards on Thursday.
Public Relations Officer of the school, Naphtali Kyei Baffour, says three students are in critical conditions following the incident.
“Unfortunately, we have three of them [students] who have been severely injured and about 20 with minor injuries. Most of the female students have been gripped with fear. We’ve spoken to them to calm them down. Everything is under control at the moment,” he said.
He revealed that the students had tried fighting off some land guards accompanied by police officers who came to the school to demolish structures put up by the school on a portion of the school’s land.
“They were land guards in the company of men in uniform who claim to come from the counter-terrorism unit. They came in a vehicle registered GV… We have a part of the land where we are trying to put up an assembly hall and some hostels. They wanted to demolish where we have raised the foundation for the assembly hall. We have the permission from the assembly for the construction,” he said.