A female student attending Port Moresby Institute of Matriculation Studies has warned her female counterparts to be extra cautious and avoid the “notorious Gordon’s area” after she was mugged at the bus stop this week while on her way to school, leaving her in a state of great shock.
The student who wishes to remain anonymous is still traumatized after the ordeal; however, she wanted to share her experience with other females commuting through the Gordon’s area to be on the lookout.
She was attacked just as she got off bus 15 to transit from Gordon’s to 5mile where her school is located.
“I was attacked by 3-5 men; one of them held a knife to my throat while the other two dragged me between the empty buses and the other man grabbed my bag and went through my stuff but didn’t find anything valuable.” she said.
“Everything happened so fast; the other man had a tight grip on my neck that I was unable to breathe well so I struggled to get free and in panic, ran onto the middle of the road, and in the way of a Nissan Navara which almost ran me over.”
“The driver of the Nissan Navara got out of the car and chased those men away.”
“I am still shaking and the worst thing is, there were so many people there who saw what was happening but no one came to my aid and that was painfully frustrating.”
“I was so emotionally traumatized so I returned home instead of going to school and I thought of other young girls like me using the same Gordon’s bus stop. It pains me that no one will help them if they get mugged too”
She said it could have ended very badly for her if the driver of the Nissan Navara had not stopped to help her.
“Robbing people off at bus stops may seem like a small thing to authorities but it may result in stabbing someone which could lead to death and for what cause? Over a phone or a K5 bus fare our parents gave us!!”
The female student is now calling on parents and male guardians to escort their children back and forth to school even the older kids in secondary and higher learning institutions.