Gunmen Invades Plateau State University, One Student Raped & Several Others Injured

Plateau state university located in the Bokkos Local Government Area of the state was attacked by unknown gunmen on Monday, who took valuables from students, injured some students and raped one student.

The President of the Students Union Government (SUG) of the Plateau State University, Mr Ezekiel Lutei, on Tuesday confirmed the rape of one of the female student by the gunmen.

The SUG President said the raped victim has been rushed to the hospital for medical attention, and the matter has been reported to the school authorities.

According to Ezekiel, the gunmen took some students money and other valuables including phones. He said in a statement:

What happened was that there was a rehearsal for a play production by some 200 level and 400 level 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 injury.

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

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