There was tension at the Rivers State University of Science and Technology, Port Harcourt as suspected armed robbers attacked students in an off-campus hostel.
Reports say some of the students have been rushed to the hospital with deep machete cuts after armed robbers attacked an off -campus hostel at number 20 Osina street, Mile 3 Diobu, in PortHarcourt City Local Government Area of the State.
It was gathered that the robbers numbering five, reportedly made the attack at midnight on Wednesday, robbing all occupants and left two students with deep machete cuts.
Mr Fidelis Nuale, caretaker of the building, has confirmed the incident. It was learnt that several items including 13 mobile phones, wrist watch, palm slippers, laptop were carted away by the hoodlums.
The robbers were also 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.
According to The Guardian this is about the fourth armed robbery case reported 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.
Contacted, the Spokesman of the State Police Command, Nnamdi Omoni, said, though the matter is yet to be reported to the command headquarters but noted that proactive measures are being taken to curtail incidents of armed robbery attacks in higher institutions ,and as well, save lives of students and the University community.
A source in the University also noted that the management is living no stone unturned to fight the sad development.