After gunmen broke into student housing, killing one and raping three more, Delta State Polytechnic was forced to close

There were apparently a great number of other kids hurt in the attack that occurred on Thursday of last week.
A week has passed since gunmen stormed student dorms at Delta State Polytechnic in Ogwashi-Uku, killing one and allegedly raping three others.

There were apparently a great number of other kids hurt in the attack that occurred on Thursday of last week.

Authorities at the school have stated that by closing the facility, management would be able to implement security measures to prevent a repetition.

PUNCH claimed that all of the students had left the school out of fear of more attacks.

The report claims that when their attempts to break through the gate failed, the hoodlums scaled the hostels’ fence and opened the entrance for the remaining individuals.

“The armed robbers arrived in large numbers, tied up the two security guards inside the compound, and threatened to shoot them if they made any noise before beginning the operation,” an eyewitness stated.

Speaking under the pseudonym, a female student added: “Western guys have not stopped breaking into our dorms and shooting and raping students. They raped two female students and shot one male student in the leg when they first arrived on Thursday.

She explained, “For the past two weeks, most of us have been traveling from our various homes to attend classes since students have left their hostels.”

A different student, who wished to remain anonymous, claimed that one of the victims of the Friday shootings was a student.

A student was fatally shot, while others sustained cuts from cutlasses. The assailants shot a male student in addition to raping the female students.

“The male student, who is undergoing treatment at the hospital, is bleeding from his anus as I speak to you.

He said, “The school administration has closed the building and asked everyone to return home for a one-week break.”

According to reports, Prof. Emmanuel Achuenu, the institution’s rector, declared the school’s closure on Friday for the protection of the students, with the assumption that classes would resume as usual on Monday, February 26.

All of the dormitory residents were told to follow the management’s instructions to take a semi-semester break, according to a statement released by the Students Union Government.

The students were given the assurance in a signed statement by SUG President Comrade Victor Anthony, Secretary General Onugege Graham, and Public Relations Officer Blessings Utomi that the school administration, SUG, the community, and security agencies would keep an eye on the situation and take the necessary action to reduce the high level of insecurity in the hostels within the allotted time.

The Area Commander and the Divisional Police Officer in Ogwashi-Uku, however, were reportedly called by the state Commissioner of Police, Abaniwonda Olufemi, on Sunday over the issue, stating that the school had been closed due to a potential student protest.

Olufemi claimed that increased security had ensured that the command was in control of the situation in the polytechnic town.

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