Siminalayi Fubara, Rivers governor, says the robbery attack on the state university’s female hostel was carried out by students.
A student had narrated how the robbers entered one of the hostels through the laundry room on Thursday and attacked them.
“They entered through our laundry room, broke the wall then attacked the first room which was the room close to the laundry room and a girl fought with one of them,” she wrote.
The robbers were said to have carted away mobile phones, laptops and other valuables.
The incident caused female students to stage a protest over the “spate of robbery attacks” on campus.
Armed with placards bearing various inscriptions in now-viral footage, the disgruntled students called on the varsity authorities to improve security on campus to forestall a recurrence.
Speaking to journalists during a visit to the university, the state governor condemned the robbery incident and said the culprits would be fished out, according to Punch.
“Honestly, I was really bitter that such a thing would be happening in this jet age. Somebody breaking into a female hostel to go and molest girls,” Fubara said.
“I said I won’t just send my aides and the police, I will come and see things myself and assess the situation.
“Let me assure you that we must get the culprits. And I’m sure they are not people outside. They are also students here.”