The Governor Siminalayi Fubara of Rivers State affirmed that those who raided female hotels and carted away valuable items at the Rivers State University, Port Harcourt, are students of the institution.
Fubara made the revelation while speaking to newsmen during a visit to the university following the incident and consequent protest by the female students.
It would be recalled that hoodlums, suspected to be armed robbers, invaded three hostels occupied by female students near the university back gate on Thursday.
The suspects fled with mobile phones, laptops and other valuables, while four students were reportedly injured.
Gov Fubara while lamenting over the attack, noted that the perpetrators must be fished out and prosecuted.
He said, “Honestly, I was really bitter that such a thing would be happening in this jet age. Somebody breaking into a female hostel to go and molest girls.
“I said I won’t just send my aides and the police, I will come and see things myself and assess the situation.
“Let me assure you that we must find the culprits. And I’m sure they are not people outside. They are also students here.”
The governor pledged that the state government would ensure adequate treatment of those injured during the attack.