Armed robbers invaded on Friday invaded the hostels of Nnamdi Azikiwe University Awka, raped and maimed students.
Eye witness say at least 17 students of the university sustained various degrees of injury while about nine female students were rapped during the attack.
The robbers eye witness estimated to be about 20 had stormed the Ifite road Awka where the hostels were located and shot indiscriminately.
They robbed from room to room and hostel to hostel for several hours into the night.
Eye witnesses say the robbers were heavily armed with guns axes and matchets.
The Police Public Relations Officer DSP Tochukwu Ikenga confirmed the incident;
“Our men on getting wind of the information got to Ifite Awka and was able to battle the criminals” he said.
He did not disclose how many people that were arrested as according to him making it public would interrupt investigations.