Gunmen Invade Benue Varsity, R*pe Female Students

Youths suspected to be cult members, on Sunday, invaded the female hostel of Benue State University, Makurdi, r*ped and robbed the students of their valuables.

At least 20 female students were said to have been r*ped at gunpoint during the invasion.

According to reports, the invaders stormed the Technical Block of female hostel about 10.00 p.m in commando manner and beat up the girls, before carting away their valuables.

The latest incident was the third in the last one month, as it was gathered that a female student of the university was r*ped 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. [NT]


  1. This is my alma mater we are talking wasn’t like dis wen I graduated 7years was very tight den and u could hardly hear of such crimes den..pls dis is so sympathetic..VC Charity Angya do something urgently abt dis and may dis b d last pls coz it doesn’t tell good abt dis prestigious school..

  2. What else has Nigerian students not seen,in the innocent pursuit of academic in nigeria schools. Many have been maimed,others used as political thugs against their fellow students,some in innocent refusal of randy lecturers slogan;Better sex for better GP were gang raped without mercy and nothing was done…Now the political Idiots who failed to read and understand the onions of politicking have diverted their political acrimony to unaware innocent students