The Akwa Ibom Police Command said that Samuel Archibong, a student of Community Secondary School, Aka Offot in Uyo has stabbed a schoolmate, James Elijah, to death.
Police spokesperson Odiko Macdon, in a statement on Saturday, said the incident occurred on March 10.
“This is not the first time we have witnessed an act of this nature and is totally unacceptable,” he said.
He said the Commissioner of Police in the state, Andrew Amiengheme, has directed the deployment of a Special Surveillance Unit to schools to check the excesses of students.
He warned students to be of good conduct during and after school hours as the command would not tolerate any act of hooliganism.
“He has called on parents to enshrine germane family values while school authorities are to quickly and discreetly report suspected students with traits of cultism and misdemeanour,” Mr Macdon stated.
Meanwhile, the Commissioner for Education, Idongesit Etiebet, has ordered the closure of the school to enable the State Secondary Education Board and the Ministry of Education to wade into the matter and restore calm.