On Tuesday night, there was an attempt to abduct and rape the students of Plateau State University but a timely intervention aborted the plan of the hoodlums. The incident took place in the female hostel of the University. There has been a lot of fear and anxiety among the student as they fear a repeat of the incident.
However, the Management of Plateau State University, Bokkos has advised the staffs and students of the institutions to be security conscious as it expressed dismay over the Tuesday night attack on some female students of the institution. The statement issued by the Public Relations Officer, Mr John Agams on behalf of the management reads;
“The Management of Plateau State University Bokkos has expressed shock and sadness over the attack on some three female students leaving off campus by yet to be identified hoodlums who were trying to rape them but could not succeed”.
The Vice-chancellor, Professor Bernard Matur while speaking to the various Heads of Student Unions in his office, has urged the students to go about their normal academic activities as the security agencies investigate the matter and called on staff and students to avoid taking laws into their hands. Bernard assured them that the management will not allow students to participate in any demonstration that will distort academic activities. Be calm as we fight criminality in our dear University.
The Commandant, Sector Five, Operation Safe Haven, Bokkos Local Government Area, Lieutenant Colonel TT. Paave while speaking on behalf of other security agencies assured that based on information and collaboration from the University community, they will nip criminality at all costs.
Lieutenant Colonel TT. Paave also advised the student to purchase whistle and also stay vigilant by avoiding night movements.
He also explained that “It was gathered that the three female students of the University who live off campus were said to have gone out to get firewood to complete their cooking after exhausting their cooking gas. On returning from fetching firewood, the three girls met some young men whom they earlier greeted and identified as Fulani, who attempted to rape them but could not succeed due to the struggle and effort of the girls. In the process, one of the girls sustained an injury while the other girls ran for safety”.