Plateau State University
Plateau State University

Gunmen Rape Student In Plateau State University

Jayfred Ugo

Jayfred Ugo

A student of the Plateau State University whose name has been withheld was a victim of rape after unknown gunmen attacked the school.

Disclosing the unfortunate incident to the Press was the university's Student Union president, Ezekiel Lutei.

Ezekiel Lutei, President of the Students’ Union, disclosed in an interview with ‘Punch’

He said, “What happened was that there was a rehearsal for a play production by some 200level and 400level students of the Theatre Arts Department at the Open Air Theatre.

“While the rehearsal was going on, the gunmen stormed the place around 10 pm on Monday and attacked the students. In the process, one female student was raped while others sustained injuries.

“Several others had their belongings including phones and money forcefully taken away before the gunmen escaped.

"This is not the first time students would be attacked in the university by gunmen and there is the need for those concerned to secure the lives of students to avoid further occurrence,” he said.

The Plateau State University is located at Bokkos Local Government Area (LGA), Plateau State. It has been a reoccurring incident, according to a source from the institution who chose to be anonymous, she said:

" We have a simple security system in this institution and as such, it is easy for gunmen to breach the peace of the student,

"Those staying in the hostel and close quarters to the School sometimes find it menacing to return to their abode after evening classes,

"I know the victim personally and I would say it is a rather unfortunate incident for our school, we implore the staffs and school heads to beef up security and create a conducive learning environment."

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