Some suspected gunmen on Friday morning allegedly invaded a community dominated by students of Benue State Polytechnic, Ugbokolo, and robbed them of their valuables.
The gunmen reportedly fired multiple shots in the air to scare the students before entering their lodge and carted away phones, laptop and food items.
According to Daily Post, a student of the institution, who was attacked by the suspected gunmen, said they inflicted injuries on them when they could not get money from their lodge.
“We could not sleep at all. They came into Efoyo around 2am. They were shooting sporadically and no security personnel challenged them.
“They came into our lodge, stole all our phones, our food items and a laptop I borrowed to do my project.
“In fact, they had to beat us when they could not get money from our lodge,” the student said.
Another female resident of Otabo Lodge said they could not sleep due to the sound of the gunshots.
She said some students teamed up with the vigilante group in the area, chased after the gunmen and arrested some of them.
A resident of Ideal Quarter, which was also attacked by the robbers said,
“They nearly killed us because they could not get money. It was hell for us because, for close to three hours, these guys were operating and shooting sporadically at the same time.
“Sadly, there was no single security person in sight. We are sick and tired of all this.”