Armed Robber Invade UI Female Hostel

Awo Hall, University of Ibadan

Obafemi Awolowo Hall, University of Ibadan  was on Thursday night invaded by armed robbers carting away laptop computers , phone and money

Some of the students who did not cooperate with them on time were also manhandled and injured by the robbers

One of the hall residence who spoke with our reporter under the condition of anonymity said “ it was like a dream seeing armed robber robbing female hostels , they took away many things including money and phones, and laptop but nobody was raped”

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.

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



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