July 22, 2024

Students raped as gunmen invade Ilaro polytechnic

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Some female students of the Federal Polytechnic, Ilaro, Ogun State, were reportedly raped as armed robbers invaded their apartments.

The robbers who were about eight were said to have attacked off-campus students in areas such as School 2 and Deuteronomy.

Apart from raping the female students, the armed men were also said to have made away with their mobile telephones, laptops, money and other valuables.

According to the report, a source said, “On Saturday night, unknown gunmen struck again.

It was gathered that the robbers broke into buildings and robbed their occupants. They fired shots and broke the burglary proof to gain entrance into the buildings. One of the students was hit by a bullet in the eye.

“They raped female students and made away with their valuables. We are crying out for help. We have been on this for over a week now. Nobody is doing anything about it.

Some of our girls were raped, and houses were destroyed. We don’t know what is happening. Nigerians should come to our aid.”

Another source said that a number of the student have fled the school environment to their various homes as there seems to be no help in sight.

The state Police Public Relations Officer, Abimbola Oyeyemi, said he was not aware of the incident as he has not been briefed by the Divisional Police Officer in Ilaro.

It was gathered that the Special Assistant to the State Governor, Azeez Adeyemi, who confirmed the incident, however, could not substantiate the claims of rape.

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