By; BAYO AKAMO, Ibadan
Gunmen suspected to be armed robbers on Sunday attacked another students hostel at the University of Ibadan. the Abdulsalami Abubakar hostel,
New Nigerian learnt that the gunmen stormed the hostel said to be for male and female post graduate students at about 2 am and forced the door leading to the hostel containing four blocks open with axe.
Sources in the hostel said one of the students in the hostel reportedly sustained injuries during an encounter with one of the gunmen.
The gunmen were said to have made away with mobile phones, laptops worth over two hundred thousand naira and money belonging to the students.
The Director of Public Communication, University of Ibadan, Mr. Tunji Oladejo while speaking on the incident said ” the university is on top of the situation, however, also confirmed that some of the students were injured during the attack.
“I can confirm to you that the story is true. We have reported the matter to the police. They did their best. Let me also, say that it is Abdulsalami Abubakar hall. It is a post graduate hostel for both male and female. Those who perpetrated the incident knew the terrain became they did not went to male hostel. We are still working and the investigation is still ongoing.” he said.
Mr Oladejo added, “UI is not immuned to what is happening in Nigeria. The security situation in the country. We don’t know how they came. The security did their best. They injured some students.”