No less than 15 students of the Methodist Girls Model Secondary School Ovim Isuikwuato, Abia State were in the early hours of Friday morning wounded after a gang of suspected rapists invaded their dormitory ordering them to strip.
New Telegraph Online reports that the incident occurred around 2 am on Friday, May 25.
The news outlet quoted the victims as saying that one of the rapists gained entry into the girls’ dormitory brandishing iron rod and commanding the girls to cooperate with him or be killed.
The incident was brought to light by one of the victims, Miss Chidinma Nwadubem, who narrated her ordeal to the member representing Isuikwuato- Umunneochi federal constituency at the House of Representatives, Hon. Nkiruka Onyejiocha who visited the 87-year old mission school.
Chidinma, an SS11 student, said they were sleeping when suddenly one of the hoodlums broke into the dormitory and attempted to rape them.
“The suspected rapist who was masked was moving from bed to bed “flashing his torchlight” on the students and ordering them to wake,” she explained.
According to her, the suspect told the students that they (criminals) had killed all the security guards on duty at the school gate and that the entire dormitory had already been surrounded by his colleagues, adding that they had no option than to cooperate.
She further said the suspect ordered them to “simply cooperate” with them as any who dared them would just be killed like one of the guards.
Chidinma however, said the students did not succumb despite threats and physical assault by the suspect.
“When he broke into the dormitory he ordered us to separate ourselves between virgins and non-virgins. He now ordered us to undress but when we resisted him he started hitting us with the iron rod in his hand.
”We said we cannot undress for him even if he likes let him kill us. It was at that point that all of us started shouting on top of our voices and crying for help.
“Apparently angered by the uncooperative attitude of the students and the high probability of his arrest following the alarm raised by the students, the hoodlum “then started breaking our heads with the rod before escaping through the fence,” she said.
Confirming this, a social commentator, Kayode Ogundamisi via his handle, @ogundamisi said: “At least 15 students of the Methodist Girls Model Secondary School Ovim Isuikwuato, Abia State were early Friday morning wounded when suspected rapists invaded their dormitory ordering them to strip.”
Abia State Nigeria : Gang of Rapists invade girls school:
At least 15 students of the Methodist Girls Model Secondary School Ovim Isuikwuato, Abia State were early Friday morning wounded when suspected rapists invaded their dormitory ordering them to strip. pic.twitter.com/GjJKxR5dPT
— Kayode Ogundamisi (@ogundamisi) May 29, 2018
The Police Public Relations in the state, Mr Geoffrey Ogbonna, when contacted by newsmen, said he was yet to get the report of the matter.