IMSU STRIKE: Cultists take over backgate, attack students on room to room robbery

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The protracted strike of staff of the Imo State University Owerri has assumed a tragic dimension as suspected cultists suspected to be students of the institute have issued an automatic quit notice order to all persons resident along the Imo State University backgate and profusely around the Bishop’s court axis, who were instructed to “leave or meet your doom when next we come”.

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The underworld men issued the order to tenants especially female students residents at the Merit, Friendship and Steve/Jean hostel along the Chukwumah Nwoha street opposite Owerri club after a massive room to room robbery operations on Wednesday night, June 1, 2016, lasting for hours.

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After the three hours uninhibited robbery attack which took the criminal room to room during which the robbers collected trinkets, jewelries, cell phones, laptops and cash, they cautioned them to quit before the end of Saturday June 4 when they intend to carry out a more dastardly raid. They cautioned their victims to know how to use their phones and make no calls.

It was reported that though there used to be a police check point close to the affected area but there was no presence of security operatives throughout the midnight raid.

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Sources close to the hostels area said the quit order and threat had sent shivers into the spines of the area especially female students, most of who were seen vacating their rooms yesterday to avoid being caught in the web of actions.

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Our source disclosed that the young cultists/robbers have been having field day robbing and gang-raping female residents or passing through the hostels located on the new road linking to the Orji fly over close to the Living Christ Mission and on the Uratta road.

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The recent actions of these marauders have made the popular IMSU backgate and Bishop’s court area a security area for commuters in the past three days.

Courtesy: Community Watchdog News

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