The Oasis Reporters
August 12, 2019
It has been reported that armed men numbering about 15 suspected to be robbers have for the second time running, again invaded another hall of residence in the University of Ibadan.
The armed men were said to have stormed the Abdulsalami Abubakar Hall of residence which is comprised of four blocks and houses housing postgraduate students, carting away valuables and injuring two male students.
The Vice-Chancellor of the university, Professor Idowu Olayinka, who confirmed the attack to Channels TV through a phone call, said the attack took place in the female wing of the hostel around 2 am.
Professor Olayinka explained that the two students were injured while the robbers were trying to escape after one of the students spotted them and raised an alarm.
According to the VC, the police authorities have visited the scene of the crime and commenced an investigation into the matter.
Sunday’s attack comes barely a month after a similar robbery took place.
The earlier the authorities had a grip on the handle of this potentially explosive problem, the better for scholarship and female education.
It is time to utilize both internal and external security architecture to handle this, backed by secret electronic surveillance and complete fencing of every inch of this ivory tower. For it is alarming and embarrassing enough that it is happening again for the second time within the space of just a few months. The authorities must be proactive before it turns uglier than this.
Additional reporting: Channels TV