Gunmen, Thursday, invaded a students’ hostel, Grace and Mercy Lodge, along Health Centre road, Omuokiri in Aluu community, Ikwerre Local government area of Rivers State.
They robbed the occupants of 8 out of the 9 rooms in the building, carting away laptops, mobile phones, ATM Cards, cash, clothes, electronics and other valuable items.
Occupants of the lodge, mostly female students of the University of Port Harcourt, who just returned after long closure of the institution recounted their ordeal to source.
One of the students said “I was in my room when one of neighbours sent me a text message that there are some people in the compound, but she doesn’t know who they are.
“I didn’t really take it serious. It was when she called me and said the same thing that I now realised the seriousness of her message. Before I knew it, some young boys with guns and machetes just stormed my room and took my money, my laptop and other things.
“That was how they entered seven other rooms.”