Gunmen kill one, rape three Delta poly students

Written by on February 20, 2024

Tension has gripped the Delta State Polytechnic, Ogwashi-Uku following gunmen attack on the student hostels in the institution that reportedly left one dead, and others injured.

PUNCH Metro gathered that the management of the school subsequently announced a shutdown of academic activities for one week to enable them put in place security measures to guard against a recurrence.

A female Higher National Diploma student who spoke with our correspondent on the condition of anonymity, on Monday, said the students had all deserted the school for fear of gunmen attacks.

“Armed men have continued invading our hostels, shooting and raping students. When they first came on Thursday, they shot a male student on the leg while two female students were raped.

So, students have left their hostels and most of us have been coming from our various homes to attend classes for the past two weeks,” she said.

Another student who did not want his name mentioned said a student was allegedly killed in the Friday shooting.

“One student was shot dead, others were cut with cutlasses. The gunmen not only raped the female students but also shot a male student

“As I speak to you, the male student is bleeding from his anus where he is currently receiving treatment at the hospital.

“The school management has shut down the school and asked everybody to go home for one week break,” he explained

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