The students of Nnamdi Azikiwe University (UNIZIK / NAU) living in the Ifite axis of Awka, Anambra, are crying aloud over the incessant r%bbery att@cks in various lodges in the area since the beginning of the year.
It is reported that the latest incident happened in the early hours of Friday in which nine female students were r@p£d by the armed r%bbers who invaded their hostel. The r%bbers who were estimated to be about 20 had stormed Ifite road, Awka, where the hostels were located and started sh@@ting indiscriminately and r%bbung from room to room.
A student of the university, who spoke with news reporters, said that the r%bbers were heavily armed with g¥ns, axes and m@tchetes. “We were at the hostel when we had g¥nshots that lasted for about ten minutes and we ran for our lives because they had not gotten to our own hostel; we hid at the back of some shops in the area.
Then we had loud noise of female students shouting for help but nobody could summon the courage to stop them because they are well armed. Those that attempted to resist were be@ten blue and black and many people got inj¥red.
One of the female students that was r@p£d is a virgin and they r@p£d her twice and we are holding her because she wants to end it all.”
It is reported that four days before the incident, students were att@cked at bars and restaurants in the area. Recall that on the January 9, a 200-level student of the Nnamdi Azikiwe University, Awka, Anambra State, identified simply as Daniel, was k#lled while trying to recover his phone from armed r%bbers in his lodge.
Meanwhile, the students have now taken to social media to call on the relevant authorities to do the needful concerning the security of lives and properties