The police in Nasarawa State have detained two pupils of the Government Science School, Wamba, Nasarawa State, for burning their Biology and Home Economics laboratories. A part of the ‘Nasarawa House’ hostel was also burnt.
Baba Anthony and Daniel Dogara, both in SS3, said they committed the act because their house master was harsh on them.
It was gathered that the house master, who teaches biology, flogged the pupils for boycotting the routine evening games.
The pupils in turn sneaked out of school and bought N100 worth of petrol which they used to set the buildings ablaze.
The Paramount ruler of Wamba, Musa Nagogo, who visited the site with officials of the Ministry of Education, frowned at the act.
He described the act as regrettable and unacceptable, saying stringent measures should be put in place to address the issue to deter others.