Report says the Olusegun Agagu University of Science and Technology (OAUSTECH), Okitipupa, Ondo State has been closed for academic activities after four female students were reportedly raped by gunmen.
Students of the institution had on Thursday trooped out to register their displeasure over incessant robbery in their hostels, as well as raping of students by hoodlums suspected to be coming from the neighbourhood.
The students during the protest partially blocked the Okitipupa-Igbokoda road, disrupting free-flow of traffic on the route to register their grievances.
Confirming the rape incident, President, Student Union Government of the institution, Damilola Okunomo told journalists that the students were tired of the level of insecurity in the area.
He said the hoodlums robbed students of their valuables like phones, laptops, electronic gadgets and rape female students at gunpoint.
Mr Okunomo added that four female students were raped two weeks ago, alleging that the institution’s management was not doing enough to secure the lives and properties of students.
“We are tired of this insecurity, armed hoodlums usually come to our off-campus hostels, rob students at gunpoint, and also rape our female students.
“The school management is not to doing enough as we are the ones securing ourselves by working as vigilantes most times, the situation is terrible.
“We urge the school management to do its best in securing us and complete all the uncompleted hostel accommodations in our campus as this will also guarantee our security,” Okunomo said.
Reacting, Dean of Students Affairs of OAUSTECH, Ilemobayo Oguntimehin, said the school management was doing its best to secure the lives and properties of the students.
Meanwhile report says the Olusegun Agagu University Of Science and Technology, Management has Declared two weeks mid-semester break due to the insecurity.