Armed gunmen have invaded some female students’ apartments of the Federal Polytechnic, Ilaro, in Ogun state, and reportedly raped the students.
The gunmen who were about eight, were reported to have attacked off campus students in areas such as School II and Deuteronomy.
Apart from raping the female students, the armed men were also said to have made away with their telephone handsets, laptops, money and other valuables.
According to reports, a source told newsmen that, “On Saturday night, unknown gunmen struck again.
“They broke into buildings to rob. They fired shots, broke the burglary proof to gain entrance into 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, 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 reported that the Special Assistant to the State Governor, Azeez Adeyemi, who confirmed the incident, however, could not substantiate the claims of rape.
According to Adeyemi, the state government is making efforts handle the situation, adding that the National Association of Nigerian Students is working with the government to stop the attack on students of the polytechnic.
He revealed that that there would be a meeting with the state Commissioner of Police, Lanre Bankole, later on Sunday to find a lasting solution to the problem.
“We are not leaving any stone unturned to put an end to the matter. We are on it already. NANS is also on it. We are equally meeting with the CP tonight. So, we are on top of the matter,” he said.