About seven armed robbers in the early hours of Monday attecked the off-campus hall of residence of the Ibrahim Badamasi University (BUI), Lapai, Niger State.
According to reports, the 25-room hostel accomodates both male and female students of the university.
An eyewitness told newsmen, that the robbers arrived the hostel at about 1:00 a.m. and started searching all the rooms for valuables.
Some of the robbers were reported to have stayed at the entrance of the hostel while the others went from room to room to lock up students after which they started the raid.
Findings made available to schoolworld, revealed that all the mobile phones of the students, laptops, cash and other valuable items were taken away by them.
“They operated from 1am till 2am before they left the same way they came. It was after the robbers left that the police came,” the student started.
The Police Public Relations Officer, Muhammed Abubakar, confirmed the incident, saying the police were on the trail of the robbers.