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BREAKING: Armed Robbers Invade Western Delta University In Delta State, Students Flee To Nearby Bush For Safety

Posted by Samuel on Thu 20th Jun, 2024 - tori.ng

The sudden attack prompted many students to flee in panic, seeking refuge in a nearby bush, SaharaReporters was told. The incident occurred in the wee hours of Thursday, with the robbers striking around midnight on Wednesday.

Western Delta University

In the early hours of Thursday morning, a group of armed robbers staged an attack on the Western Delta University in Oghara, Delta State, entering through an unfenced rear area SaharaReporters reports.

The sudden attack prompted many students to flee in panic, seeking refuge in a nearby bush, SaharaReporters was told. The incident occurred in the wee hours of Thursday, with the robbers striking around midnight on Wednesday.

A student, who spoke to SaharaReporters from her hiding place in the bush, described a dire situation, saying, 'We're currently in a state of emergency. The university has been overrun by armed robbers, and we're trapped. I'm speaking to you from the bush, where I and some other students fled for safety.

“Western Delta University under siege by armed robbers now. Most of us students escaped to the nearby bush. I’m calling from the bush now in Oghara, Delta State.”

However, when SaharaReporters got in touch with the spokesperson for the state police command, DSP Bright Edafe, he denied that there was siege on the school.

He said some miscreants came into the school on Wednesday night through the back fence and attempted to rob the students.

According to him, the students raised the alarm and the police dispatched personnel to the school but the robbers had fled before the police team got there.

“First of all, the school is not under siege and no student in the bush. Some miscreants came into the school last night through the back that was not fenced.

“They attempted to rob the students, but the students raised alarm, and we dispatched patrol team there, but they ran away before they got there,”
he said.

When Tori News contacted the School to confirm the story, Mrs Dalu Anyanwu, a representative of Western Delta University responded:

"Firstly, there was no siege on the university. The incident involved a group of miscreants who gained entry through the back fence of the campus late Wednesday night. They attempted to rob the students, but the quick actions of the students, who raised the alarm immediately, helped in thwarting the robbery attempt.

The police responded promptly by dispatching personnel to the scene. There is no ongoing state of emergency at the university, and no students are currently trapped or hiding in the bush as initially reported.

We appreciate the swift response from the police and want to reassure everyone that the situation is under control. The safety and security of our students and staff are of utmost priority, and measures are being taken to enhance security on campus, including addressing the fencing issue.
" - Mrs Dalu Anyanwu



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