Unknown gunmen have attacked the Olusegun Agagu University of Science and Technology (OAUSTECH), Okitipupa, Ondo State, and raped four female students of the institution.
The President, Student Union Government of the institution, Damilola Okunomo, confirmed the ugly incident to newsmen during a protest along the Okitipupa-Igbokoda highway on Friday.
Speaking during the protest embarked upon by the students, Okunomo noted that the hoodlums also robbed the students of their valuables like phones, laptops, gadgets.
Okunomo said the students had trooped out to register their displeasure over incessant robberies, threats to their lives and properties, and the rape of the students.
He expressed concern over the security situation in the institution adding that ” the students were tired of the level of insecurity in the area.
Okunomo alleged that the institution’s management was not doing enough on the security of lives and properties of students.
He said: “We are tired of this insecurity, armed hoodlums usually come to our off-campus hostels, rob students at gunpoint, and also rape our female students.
“The school management is not to doing enough as we are the ones securing ourselves by working as vigilantes most times, the situation is terrible.
“We urge the school management to do its best in securing us and complete all the uncompleted hostel accommodations in our campus as this will also guarantee our security.”
However, the management of the institution has shut down the school for two weeks over the security threats.
It was learned that a notice to that effect was pasted on campus on Friday asking the students to proceed on a “two weeks mid-semester break”.