By Dennis Naku
The Rivers State Governor, Siminalayi Fubara, has identified those who raided female hotels and carted away valuable items at the Rivers State University, Port Harcourt, as students of the institution.
Fubara stated this while speaking to journalists during a visit to the university following the incident and consequent protest by the female students.
Recall that hoodlums, suspected to be armed robbers, invaded three hostels occupied by female students near the university back gate on Thursday.
The gang carted away mobile phones, laptops and other valuables, while four students were reportedly injured.
While condemning the attack, the governor said the perpetrators must be fished out and prosecuted.
He stated, “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.
“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.”
He said the state government would ensure adequate treatment of those injured during the attack and assured that necessary measures would be put in place to prevent a recurrence.