OSHAKATI: The Namibian Police Force (NamPol) on Friday confiscated dangerous items such as knives and knobkerries from learners of the Nuyoma Senior Secondary School (SSS) at the Oshikuku settlement in northern Namibia.
Commander of NamPol in the Oshana Region, Commissioner Ndahangwapo Kashihakumwa revealed this during a media briefing at Oshakati here on Monday.
A team of NamPol officers went to that school to conduct a search, as per request of the school principal who suspected that an ongoing situation of violent behavior and disrespect of school rules among some learners was developing from bad to worse.
The searching NamPol team also confiscated some 27 cellular phones from learners, kept against the rules of the school.
According to Kashihakumwa, certain objects that criminals use for housebreaking and bottles of Ovambo liquor, better known as ‘Ombike’, were also confiscated from the learners.
“It indicates that our learners are not behaving, and they don’t obey the school’s rules,” Kashihakumwa noted.
He warned that although nobody was arrested this time around, the law will take its course next time.
The police chief in Oshana explained that the culprits are mostly Grade 12 learners who are of the opinion that nothing will affect them, since they will not return to the Nuyoma SSS once they finish their examinations at the end of this year.
A certain no-go area called ‘Baghdad’ has been created at the school by a group of some learners who are regarded as the extremists, said Kashihakumwa.
The confiscated items were found hidden under beds, between beds and mattresses, and elsewhere in the rooms of the learners in the hostel.