Bayonne Simeon, speaker of Students’ Union Government Parliament, of Ken Saro Wiwa Polytechnic, Bori, Rivers State has raised alarm over the insecurity of students living off-campus.
“No fewer than 20 female students had been raped in the last one month, while robbery attacks are on daily basis”, he said.
Some of the victims added that the attackers target only students living off campus. They complained that despite repeated reports at Bori Police station, nothing has been done and students are left to their fate.
Simeon called on the Civil Rights Council to draw the attention of the Police to their suffering due to incessant robbery of students and rape of female students by gunmen. However, the Police in Bori claimed they have not received any complaint from the students
The Police Public Relations Officer of Rivers state Police Command, DSP Nnamdi Omoni, a lawyer, said the Divisional Police Officer,DPO, of Bori said no such report of rape and robbery was reported at the station. He said the command will put machinery in place to curb the menace.