Unidentified gunmen on Friday night barged into the premises of the Federal Radio Corporation of Nigeria, FRCN, Training School, Ikeja, Lagos, raping some female students in the hostels and dispossessing others of their belongings.
An eyewitness, who pleaded anonymity, said that the Friday incident was the third time armed men would be attacking the school.
“The armed robbers were many. They attacked the school last week, two weeks ago and now this week. They always rape the girls and dispossess others, including male students and workers on night duties of their valuables,” the source said.
While stating that the gunmen searched some of the offices, the source was not, however, sure if they succeeded in getting whatever it is that they wanted.
“The gunmen are usually many whenever they attack. The first time they came, they appeared to be searching for something as they ransacked all offices. This time, they came with three or four men wearing masks. They were apparently the people who wanted something from the school or offices. When they came this time, they were the ones doing the frantic searching. Whether they succeeded in getting what they wanted this time around is what we don’t know,” the source said.
Although, Ngozi Braide, Lagos Police Public Relations Officer, PPRO, confirmed the incident, she, however, said it was only a case of burglary that was reported.
“I just got to hear today that the place has been burgled three times. But they had never reported. It’s only today that an official complaint was lodged. No case of rape was reported. Nobody has come forward to say that she was raped,” Braide said.
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