SUSPECTED STUDENT CULTISTS RAPE ABOUT 20 FEMALE UNDERGRADUATES OF BENUE STATE UNIVERSITY, ROB THEM AT GUNPOINT

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Suspected cult members on Sunday went berserk and invaded the female hostel of Benue State University, Makurdi where they raped and robbed at gunpoint .

About 20 female students were said to have been raped during the invasion which started around 10.00pm.

It was gathered that the ugly incident happened at Technical Block of female hostel.

The latest incident was the third in the last one month, as it was gathered that a female student of the university was raped about a week ago by a group of young men numbering four, when she was returning from where she had gone to read around 9.00 p.m.

Also, about three weeks ago, a 100-level female student was said to have been shot on campus by unknown gunmen, with her iPad, phones and cash snatched.

Following the developments, female students of the university, on Tuesday, marched in protest to the office of the Vice Chancellor, Professor Charity Angya, insisting they needed an explanation on while the attacks were directed at them.

The vice chancellor, who assured on security beef-up, also followed the protesting students into their hostel, while about seven students who were wounded in the last attack were said to have been taken to the school clinic for treatment.

Dean, Students Affairs, Professor Armstrong Adejoh, confirmed the developments, but insisted it was an internal security issue.

He said the school would liaise with relevant security agencies so that surveillance would  be heightened around the hostels.

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