Unknown persons on Thursday morning broke into a female hostel at the University of Nigeria, Nsukka, carting away students belongings.
The incident occurred at Zik’s Flat Hostel, located opposite the university’s second gate
When our correspondent visited the campus, students were seen counting their losses, which they put at millions of naira.
Students affected in the raid are mostly final year female students.
They stated that the theft occurred while they were away in the lecture hall.
“When we came back from class, we discovered signs of burglary in our door. The unknown thieves broke into more than ten rooms in our hostel,” one of the affected students said.
Refusing to give her name, she said in tears, “I lost my laptop, one of my mobile phones, cash and other personal belongings. Other students suffered similar fate.
“As I speak with you now, I am completely shattered because my project work is in that laptop.”
Another student who lost some items to the burglars lamented that such thing could happen even when the university has a security post in the hostel.
She said, “Those security men were there gisting while robbers carted away all our properties.”
She said the incident had been reported to both the student affairs department and the security.