Gunmen Storm UI Female Hostel, Cart Away Valuables

By Adams Akorede
The authorities of the University of Ibadan on Friday morning confirmed the armed invasion of a female hostel of the institution, Obafemi Awolowo hall.
Reports say gunmen numbering 10 invaded the female hostel around 1:30am and robbed students of their belongings.
The thieves made away with girls’ phones, laptops, cash and other valuables.
The Director of the Public Communication of the institution, Mr. Olatunji Oladejo who confirmed the development said, “the unfortunate incident happened around 1:30am as about 10 gunmen invaded the female hostel. They injured two students who were later rushed to our Jaja clinic for treatment.
“Our Campus Security Service with combined efforts of the policemen from Bodija, Sango and Ojoo and Operation burst rushed there but the thieves had escaped,” Oladejo added.
He said investigations had commenced to track the fleeing robbers.
A female student who preferred anonymity said, “My block was not affected, it was only block A, B and C. Around 2am, the thieves entered the hall, the seven of them, all males were armed.

“They were so familiar with the hostel, and they took people’s phones and laptops. A lady was assaulted with a sharp weapon and was marked with a deep cut. She has been rushed to Jaja (the university health centre) for treatment.

“The thieves threatened that they were coming back later. Our security men only came after the armed robbers had left.

” The school should provide us with proper security. They should employ uniformed and armed men who can protect us, not just people with whistles.

“I want to believe that the bikes that they banned is the cause of the current security problem.

“Since the ban of the bikes, the rate of robbery has increased,” she added.


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