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Armed Robbers Invade UI Female Hostel, Assault Students, Stole Valuable Items

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Olusakin Babalola,Ibadan.

A female hostel of the University of Ibadan was in the early hours of Friday invaded by a 10 man robbery gang who assaulted many female students and robbed them of money and telephone sets.

An eye witness told our correspondent that a girl who was seriously stabbed has been treated at the University Clinic .
Other sources said that the hoodlums divided themselves into groups with those heavily armed stationed  at the gate of the Hall and others went in to force their victims to surrender their money and phone sets or be shot
Few of the students who did not “cooperate”received the beatings of their lives while a stubborn one was stabbed, the report said
The hoodlums who stormed the ivory tower around 1.30am operated successfully before the arrival of the University security men.
One of the female students  of Obafemi Awolowo Hall who preferred. anonymity said that the robbers did not get to her own block.
She said that her fear was the threat of the hoodlums to come back pleading with the authorities to take proactive steps.
The Director of Communication of the University,Mr.Olatunji Oladejo while confirming the robbery incident said that Police from Sango and Bodija came to complement the efforts of the security men on the campus.
The Commissioner of Police,Mr.Sina Olukolu who also confirmed the story said that when there was a report of threat to the security of the hostel,the police and other security rushed there.
“Before the Police got there,they had fled through the bush.The case is being investigated”Olukolu added

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