Bandits terrorising Iwofe area of Rumuolumeni in Obio/Akpor Local Government Area of Rivers State, Sunday night, allegedly invaded an off campus residence of students of Ignatius Ajuru University of Education, IAUE, robbed and raped female students.
According to Vanguard, One of the victims of the attacks, Bright John, narrated that they were sleeping when the hoodlums arrived the lodge with weapons and robbed occupants of each of the room. John complained that the regular attacks on the students’ apartment were affecting their studies, adding that each time the robbers stormed their residence, they go after their laptops and phone.
“We are being robbed and our girls raped by criminals every time. We are living in fear, because these boys come here every time to attack us.
“They rob us every time at gunpoint. The whole incident affects our studies. So we are calling on the police to be proactive in providing security for us.
They also raped some female students.” Meanwhile, one of the landlords, who confirmed the incident, Mr. Kinikanwo Amadi, accused the security operatives of not doing enough to protect the students.
Meanwhile, the spokesman of Rivers State Police Command, DSP Nnamdi Omoni, has condemned the incident and promised that Police will investigate the allegations of inactiveness.
“If we find that any police personnel refused to discharge his/her responsibility, such person will be made to face severe punishment.”