Report reaching our news desk has it that, on Sunday, gunmen suspected to be cult members unleashed terror on the female students of the Benue State University, at their different private hostels located close to the campus of the university.
The gunmen who were alleged to be Cult Members were armed with dangerous weapon.
Liveschoolnews.com.ng grapevine gathered that the suspected cult members invaded the female hostel of Benue State University, Makurdi, r-a-p-e-d and robbed the students of their valuables.
Liveschoolnews.com.ng grapevine learnt that, about 20 female students were said to have been r-a-p-e-d at gunpoint during the invasion.
Liveschoolnews.com.ng grapevine gathered that 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 armed men were said to have had a field day without disturbance by the university security operatives.
The latest incident was the third in the last one month, as it was gathered that a female student of the university was r-a-p-e-d 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.
The invasion infuriated other female students of the institution.
Our Correspondent learnt that 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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