Masked armed robbers allegedly raped many trainee journalists at the FRCN Training School in Lagos in what is the third attack in three weeks
Several female trainee journalists have been raped by armed robbers who attacked the Federal Radio Corporation of Nigeria (FRCN) Training School, Lagos State on Friday.
Student Pulse gathered that the masked robbers struck at about about 2am, targeting the school's financial records office and the BOND FM station.
Sources quoted by Vanguard say the Friday attack is the third in three weeks.
“The armed robbers were many. They attacked the school last week, last two weeks and now this week.
"They always rape the girls and dispossess others, including male students and workers on night duties of their valuables,” the source said.
A source also quoted in the report confirmed that it is indeed the third attack in successive weeks.
“Many of them broke into our offices, remove burglar-proofs, raped girls who were in training and living in our hostel. They collected money, phones and laptops. This is the third time this will be happening,” he said.
The police have however denied the reports of rape.
Lagos State Police Public Relations Officer, Ngozi Braide, said it was only a case of burglary.
“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.
"No case of rape was reported. Nobody has come forward to say that she was raped,” she said.
The FRCN Training School was founded in 1957 to train broadcasters.