Shock As Dangerous Gunmen Invade University of Ibadan Female Hostel To Terrorize Students

Armed robbers on Friday morning invaded feminine hostel of the Obafemi Awolowo corridor, College of Ibadan and carted away valuables, The Punch studies.

It was gathered that the invasion of the feminine hostel occurred round 1:30 a.m. and was carried out by armed males numbering about 10.

Through the theft operation, which lasted for a number of hours, the thieves made away with the scholars’ telephones, laptops, money and different valuables.

The Director of the Public Communication of the establishment, Mr. Olatunji Oladejo confirmed the event in a phone chat with Punch Metro.


Oladejo mentioned, “The unlucky incident occurred round 1:30 a.m. as 10 gunmen invaded the feminine hostel. They injured two college students who have been later rushed to our Jaja clinic for remedy.

“Our Campus Safety Service with mixed efforts of the policemen from Bodija, Sango and Ojoo and Operation Burst rushed there however the thieves had escaped,”

Oladejo added.

He mentioned investigations had commenced to trace the fleeing robbers.

An eyewitness who most well-liked anonymity mentioned, “My block was not affected, it was solely Block A, B and C. Round 2:00 a.m., the thieves entered the corridor, the seven of them, all males have been armed.

“They have been so accustomed to the hostel, they usually took folks’s telephones and laptops. A woman was assaulted with a pointy weapon and was sustained a deep reduce. She has been rushed to Jaja (the college well being centre) for remedy.

“The thieves threatened that they have been coming again later. Our safety males solely got here after the armed robbers had left.

“The varsity ought to present us with correct safety. They need to make use of uniformed and armed males who can shield us, not simply folks with whistles.

“I wish to imagine that the ban of bikes is the reason for the present safety downside.

“For the reason that ban of the bikes, the speed of theft has elevated,” she added.

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Updated: July 12, 2019 — 11:53 am