A female student of Federal Polytechnic Bauchi was rushed to hospital with a deep machete cut to her head after armed robbers attacked her off-campus hostel in the Gwallameji Area of the state capital.
Five robbers reportedly invaded the lodge about 2am last Friday, carting away several items including a laptop, gas cylinder, box and mattresses.
A 23-year old female student Fukaihat Ayuba, who recently gained admission into the institution, was also severely injured in the attack.
An eyewitness said the robbers threatened to kill her.
The eyewitness said the thieves locked the hostel gate with a padlock they brought for the operation, and went straight for Fukaiyat.
She was rushed to the state specialist hospital, the eyewitness, who is a neighbour, said.
“One of the robbers barged into her room and threatened to kill her. He cut her with a machete without any provocation. She was actually the only one attacked in the lodge.
“She lost much blood, and from doctors’ observation, the cut may have ruptured her skull. We have been directed to go for scan to see if her brain is not affected.”
Police spokesman Ahmed Mohammed Wakili confirmed the incident, saying that five suspects have been taken into custody.
Wakili named the suspects as Endurance Luya, 28; Daniel Adamu, 20; Emmanuel Hassan, 23; Aliyu Sulaiman, 25, and Yunusa Ali, 19, adding that they have been terrorising the students neighbourhood for a while.
Items stolen from Fukaihat included a box containing her clothings, Zinox laptop, Itel mobile phone, mattresses, gas cylinder and a purse containing N700, Wakili said.
A cutlass with blood stains, two knives and three sanitary pads were reportedly recovered from the suspects.
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