by S’ola Filani
An unknown number of gunmen at the weekend stormed the Federal Radio Cooperation of Nigeria (FRCN) Training School, Shogunle branch, Lagos State, raping and robbing many of the female trainee journalists.
According to reports, this would be the third time the armed men would be attacking the school, raping female students in the hotel.
“The armed robbers are many. They attacked the school last week, last two weeks and now this week. They always rape the girls and dispossessed others, including male students and night workers of their valuables.” a staff told journalists.
The latest attack, occurred at about 2 am, with the gunmen significantly targeting the financial records offices.
Three of the gunmen wore masks and focused on the new BOND FM station, which has a lot of new expensive transmitting devices.
“Many of them broke into our offices, remove burglary proof, raped girls who were on training and living in our hostel. They collected people’s money, phones and laptops. This is the third time this would be happening,” said a staff.
“The gunmen used to be many in number whenever they come to attack. The first time they came, they appeared to be searching for something as they ransacked all offices. This time, they came with about three or four men who were in masks. Those men are apparently the people who wanted something from the school or offices. When they came this time, they were the ones doing the frantic searching. They’re probably familiar faces. Whether they succeeded in getting what they wanted this time around is what we don’t know.”
Police spokesperson, Ngozi Braide, confirmed the report, saying “I just got to hear today that the place has been burgled three times. But they had never reported. It’s only today that an official complaint was lodged.”