There was palpable tension at a student’s hostel, lodge in Port Harcourt, Rivers State, following an attack on the occupants by unknown gunmen recently.
The incident happened at number 20, Osina Street, Mile 3, Diobu, where students of Rivers State University cohabit.
The gunmen numbering five, who were suspected to be armed robbers, reportedly invaded the lodge in the early hours of Thursday and dispossessed the victims of their personal effects as well as inflicted deep machete cuts on some.
The caretaker of the house, Fidelis Nuale confirmed the incident but declined to speak on what transpired.
Some of the victims who pleaded anonymity disclosed that 13 mobile phones, wrist watches, slippers, laptops, among others were carted away by the suspected armed robbers.
The eyewitness further alleged that the robbers forced one of their victims to transfer money to a bank account the invaders provided.
Meanwhile the matter has been reported at Azikiwe Divisional Police headquarters around the area.
The state Police Public Relation officer, Nnamdi Omoni, is yet to speak on it.
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