Suspected hoodlums today broke into the Federal College of Agriculture Akure (FECA) and raped two female students, leading to a protest at the institution which forced motorists and transporters on the busy Ado-Owo expressway to seek alternative routes, and leading the institution to be shut down.
The incident, SaharaReporters learned, happened around 1:15 am when students were said to have been sleeping after a night of studying for their examinations.
SaharaReporters identified one of the victims as a student of Animal Health Science and the other, of Agricultural Engineering, both of them freshmen in the institution. SaharaReporters decided to maintain their privacy by not publishing their names.
Sources in the institution described the traumatic experience as “violent,” stating that the two students were heard screaming during the assault. Eyewitnesses said that that the hoodlums, who numbered about five, were armed with machetes, knives, juju and other dangerous items…
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