Gunmen Defeat UI Security, Attack Female Hostel

Written by Akeem Alao

Tragedy struck at a female hostel in University of Ibadan as unknown gunmen on Friday morning attacked Obafemi Awolowo Hall, carting away valuable items.

The attack of the female hostel occurred around 1:30 armed men numbering about 10.

The attackers made away with the students’ phones, laptops, cash and other valuables.

The Director of the Public Communication of the institution, Mr. Olatunji Oladejo, who confirmed the unfortunate incident, stated two students were injured but were later rushed to the university’s health center.

Oladejo further disclosed that Campus Security Service coupled with combined efforts of the policemen from Bodija, Sango and Ojoo and Operation Burst rushed to the scene of the incident but the thieves had escaped.

Students of the hostel revealed the local security personnel of the institution guarding the hostel were overpowered and praying while the robbery was ongoing.

Some students, who recounted their ordeals, attributed the attack to the unprofessional attitude of the school management to the security of the students whose hostel is in a ‘porous part of the school’.

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Akeem Alao

Akeem Alao trained as a language teacher. He graduated from Adeniran Ogunsanya college of Education where he studied English/Yoruba Languages and Ekiti State University where he obtained a degree in English Education.

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