Gunmen suspected to be armed robbers numbering about 10 on Friday morning invaded one of the female hostels in the University of Ibadan campus, Obafemi Awolowo Hall, carting away values belonging to the female students.
It was learnt that during the raid by the gunmen, two of the female students were injured while the armed robbers made away with cash, telephones, laptops, ATM cards and other valuables.
New Nigerian gathered that the gunmen arrived the Awolowo Hostel around 1.30 am shooting sporadically into the air after which they invaded the hostel moving from one room to the other in the Blocks A. B and C of the hostel.
Sources close to the female hostel said the gunmen said to be about 10 in number during the raid terrorised the female hostel threatening to come back again for another raid soon
Speaking on the incident. the University of Ibadan Director of the Public Communication, Mr. Olatunji Oladejo said the , “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.”
He stressed “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,” and that investigations had commenced to track the fleeing robbers.