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Men break into university dorms and rape 20 students at gunpoint

By Mason White 11:21 AM June 1, 2014
The Benue State University 

By: Anika Rao
Armed men broke into a university campus and rapped 20 girls.

The gunmen, who are suspected to be members of a cult, unleashed terror on the students of the Benue State University in Makurdi, Nigeria.

They broke into the bedrooms of the women in various private housing projects located near the campus. 20 female students were raped at gunpoint during the invasion.

The incident began about 10:00 p.m., when the men stormed into the women’s rooms and beat girls before raping them and taking their valuables.

Seven students were hurt and needed medical treatment.

The latest incident was the third in one month. Earlier this month, a college student was raped by a group of four young men when she returned home about 9:00 p.m.

In addition, about three weeks ago, a student has been shot at by unknown gunmen on campus before stealing her iPad, phones and cash.

College students marched in protest to the office of the Vice Chancellor, Professor Charity Angya. The deputy foreign minister promised to beef up security.