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UNIBADAN: Gunmen injure two, cart away valuables after attacking female hostel

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Some gunmen, suspected of being armed robbers, in the early hours of Friday, attacked the Obafemi Awolowo shelter located at the University of Ibadan and injured no less than two residents of the housing.

GISTOK gathered that the female shelter, which is referred to affectionately as Awo Hall, is the closest hostel to the Ibadan Polytechnic.

It was learned that the armed men, who arrived at the shelter and fired sporadically to announce their arrival, raided the room and took valuables such as telephones and money from innocent students.

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The attack, our correspondent, met, will be held eleven days after the university banned commercial motorcycles on campus.

A source within the campus told GISTOK Friday morning that the armed robbers injured no fewer than two students during the raid.

He said, “Obafemi Awolowo Hall, a female hostel in the University of Ibadan, was raided overnight by armed men just 11 days after the University placed a ban on the use of motorcycles known as Okada for Security reasons. Alleged cases of injuries and theft were said to have occurred.”

The Director of Communication, University of Ibadan, Mr. Olatunji Oladejo, while confirming the incident to GISTOK, disclosed that the injured students have been taken to the university’s heath clinic for treatment.

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Oladejo, in a telephone conversation with DAILY POST, said, “Yes, it happened. The Chief Security Officer (CSO) Mr. Victor Fadeyibi told me that only two students were injured. And they have been taken to Jaja Clinic.

“The CSO told me that it happened this morning. The Police from Ojoo, Bodija, Sango were called. They came even, the Operation Burst came. They came and search for the robbers. I can tell you that investigation is still on.

“It is a female hostel. Many of the students were said to have been robbed. But, there is no reported case of rape.”