Minna –Three male students of the state-owned, Ibrahim Badamasi Babangida University (IBBU), Lapai, Niger state have been arrested by the police in connection with the attack on some off-campus students of the institution last Monday.
Daily Independent newspaper on its Tuesday edition in a report titled, ‘Armed Robbers Raid Student’s Hostel, Cart-Away Cash, Laptops, others’, reported how some daring armed men stormed their 25 room off-campus hostel.
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During the encounter, both male and female occupants of the hostel were dispossessed of their cell phones, Laptops IPads and other valuable items while the female victims were compelled to part with their pieces of jewelry with those who have nothing to offer received several slaps.
In a twist of events, however, a source close to the citadel told our correspondent on yesterday (Wednesday) that some of the victims have able to identify their attackers two days after the experience that has left most of them still traumatized.
The source further hinted that some of the victims were able to identify three of the student robbers that robbed them on campus and subsequently reported to the police who quickly arrested the suspects on the university’s campus.
“After identifying three of the student robbers by the victims, the police carried out a search on the hostels of the suspects during which some items belonging to the victims were found in addition to some dangerous weapons used for the operation”.
When contacted, the Police Public Relations Officer (PPRO), Niger State Command, DSP Muhammad Abubakar Dan-Inna confirmed the breakthrough in arresting some of the campus armed robbers.
The PPRO said the suspects would be brought to the Criminal Investigation Department (CID), Police state headquarters, Minna for further interrogations, adding however that efforts have been intensified to apprehend other members of the gang who are on the run.
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