Armed Men Invade Rivers State University Girls’ Hostel

The said hostel which is exclusively for female students was invaded by the armed men at midnight.

Rivers State University students protesting the attack on one of their hostels on Thursday, August 24, 2023.


Armed men reportedly invaded hostel D at the Rivers State University in the early hours of Thursday.

The said hostel which is exclusively for female students was invaded by the armed men at 2:30am.

Eyewitnesses said they were armed with guns and machetes, breaking a wall at the hostel to gain entrance where they assaulted and molested some of the occupants.

One of the students while showing her injury said the armed men inflicted a machete cut on her leg.

As of press time, the school authorities were yet to release a statement on the matter but official security vehicles were at the affected hostel.

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In the meantime, students have been protesting the lack of security presence in the school at the time of the incident.

They held up placards with different inscriptions while the school gate was locked.

The Rivers State Police Command, in a brief statement through its spokesperson, SP Grace Iringe-Koko, said adequate security has been provided on the campus.

It read, “The Rivers State Police Command, having received a report of an armed robbery attack at the Rivers State University female hostel, the CP directed the DC Operations, Area Commander, Port Harcourt, and the DPO Nkpolu to provide adequate security on the campus.

“The Rivers State Commissioner of Police, CP Nwonyi Polycarp Emeka, has called for vigilance and urged students, parents, and the school management to take advantage of the Police Control Room numbers for reporting suspicious activities: 08032003514 and 08098880134.”