Gun­men at­tacked Plateau var­sity, raped stu­dent –SUG leader

The Punch - - NEWS - James Abra­ham, Jos

THepres­i­dentofthes­tu­dents’ Union Gov­ern­ment of the Plateau State Univer­sity, Mr Ezekiel Lutei, on Tues­day con­firmed the rape of one the in­sti­tu­tion’s fe­male stu­dents by gun­men.

The gun­men had at­tacked the univer­sity lo­cated in the Bokkos Lo­cal Gov­ern­ment Area of the state.

Luka, who said this in Jos on Tues­day dur­ing a chat with our cor­re­spon­dent, ex­plained that the gun­men also dis­pos­sessed some stu­dents of their cash and valu­ables in­clud­ing phones.

He said, “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 our stu­dents to avoid fur­ther oc­cur­rence”

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

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