GUNSHOTS were fired as masked men robbed the University of the South Pacific's law campus in Vanuatu.
A security guard at the Emalus campus said the four guards who were on duty in the early hours of Monday morning were held at gunpoint by six robbers, who proceeded to the cafeteria and used a pinch bar to break in, stealing food and money.
Today, 30 Fijian students studying at the Emalus Campus will meet and discuss the incident.
USP law campus director Professor Eric Colvin said police were still investigating the case, saying according to media reports it could be connected to three robberies that happened on the same night.
He said while no one was hurt during the robbery, they were yet to ascertain the missing items.
"We are reviewing our security set-up to see how we can improve on it," he said.
"We will have a meeting later this afternoon (yesterday) to ensure the safest possible environment for our students."
Fiji Student Association president Vinisoni Filipe said the incident happened while everyone was asleep and they were fortunate that the robbers did not reach the students' residence on campus.
He said the Fijian students were doing well.
Mr Filipe said 10 Fijian students lived off campus.
Mr Colvin said security officers discovered the men on campus.
A security officer, who spoke to The Fiji Times yesterday, said security guards approached the robbers but were told not to interfere.
He said the robbers were armed with knives while the leader carried a gun.
Mr Colvin said they were awaiting a report from police. Attempts to get a comment from Vanuatu police media officer, Jane Borenga yesterday proved futile.