Students on rampage as armed robber invade Western Delta University

FROM MATTHIAS OGBAGAH, WARRI

Western Delta University, Oghara, Delta State was in the wee hours of Thursday morning attacked by a coordinated group of armed robbers who launched a raid on the institution after gaining entry through the rear part that was not fenced.

Speaking to our correspondent from her hideout, a student of the institution said many of the students who fled from their hostels are currently in a state of emergency adding that the university has been overrun by armed robbers.

Her words, “We’re trapped. I’m speaking to you from the bush, where I and some other students fled for safety, we are currently in a state of emergency.

“Western Delta University is under siege by armed robbers now. Most of us students escaped to the nearby bush. I’m calling from the bush now in Oghara, Delta State.”

Meanwhile, the Police Public Relations Officer of Delta State police command, SP. Edafe Bright has debunked the attack on the school.

According to him, some miscreants came into the school on Wednesday night through the back fence and attempted to rob the students but the students raised the alarm and the police dispatched personnel to the school but the robbers had fled before the police team got there.

“First of all, the school is not under siege, and no students in the bush. Some miscreants came into the school last night through the back that was not fenced.

“They attempted to rob the students, but the students raised alarm, and we dispatched patrol team there, but they ran away before they got there,” he said.

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At the time of filing this report, an impeccable source from the institution disclosed to our reporter that the sudden attack prompted many students to flee in panic, seeking refuge in a nearby bush.

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