Armed Robbers invades Rivers Varsity students’ hostel


Some students of the Rivers State University were severely injured and then rushed to the hospital after sustaining deep machete cut when armed robbers  armed robbers attacked an off -campus hostel at number 20 Osina street,Mile 3 Diobu, in PortHarcourt City Local Government Area of the State.

The robbers invaded the lodge at midnight on Wednesday robbing all occupants of their valuables which includes 13 mobile phones, wrist watch, pan slippers and laptop leaving two students with deep machete cuts.

The robbers numbering five were said to have forced one of their victims to transfer money through a mobile App in his mobile phone to an account provided by one of the suspected armed robbers.

The caretaker of the building, Fidelis Nuale, confirmed the incident but declined the further comments.

According to sources, this is about the fourth armed robbery cases in various hostels at the University since this year and, the sad development has sent fears among the students who now sleep with one eyes opened.

Students who spoke on condition of anonymity said “there has been series of armed robbery attacks in the varsity hostels, we have been subjected to fear. Hoodlums have been going from hostel to hostel carting away students valuables including phones and laptops”

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“On this particular incident, 13 mobile phones, wrist watch, pan slippers, laptop were taken away”

“They robbers also forced us to transfer money through the mobile App to an account provided by one of the suspected armed robbers”

The matter is said, to have been reported to Azikiwe Divisional Police headquarters at illabouchi Mile 2, Diobu PortHarcourt.