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UI students narrate robbery incident in Awo hostel, claim armed robbers vowed to come back

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UI students narrate robbery incident in Awo hostel, claim armed robbers vowed to come back

Some students and residents of Obafemi Awolowo Hall (female hostel) in the University of Ibadan have narrated how armed robbers invaded their hostel and carted off their valuables.

The student gave their narrative in a series of tweets to one OurFavOnlineDoctor, @DrOlufunmilayo, a social media personality who champions social courses.

According to their stories, the robbers arrived at the hostel at about 1 am on Friday and the robbery lasted for over an hour.

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A lady also claimed that this robbery attack happens every year but the school management allegedly covers it up.

According to some of the tweets, some of the students keep quiet because for fear of being rusticated.

WuzupNaija had reported that the Director of the Public Communication of the institution, Olatunji Oladejo said “they injured two students who were later rushed to our Jaja clinic for treatment.

However, the students allege that the casualties were more than the number reported because “many of them got stabbed, injured and broke their legs”.

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Oladejo also said “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.

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Meanwhile, one eyewitness said:

“My block was not affected, it was only Block A, B and C. Around 2:00 a.m., 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 sustained 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.

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

I want to believe that the ban of bikes is the cause of the current security problem. Since the ban of the bikes, the rate of robbery has increased.”

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