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Students Injured As ‘Robbers’ Invade UI’s Off-campus Hostel


Suspected armed robbers have reportedly invaded an off-campus hostel belonging to students of the University of Ibadan (UI).

The alleged robbery took place around Barika area, Agbowo, in the Ibadan north LGA in the early hours of Wednesday.

NAN gathered that the incident left some of the students injured.

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Speaking about the incident, Romoke Olukemi, a student of the varsity, said the robbers arrived the area around 2 am and started shooting sporadically.

“A night watch-man according to eyewitness was allegedly shot but narrowly escaped death.

“A student simply identified as Victor was also allegedly shot on the leg by the robbers and was rushed down to the Jaja clinic on the university campus,” she said.

Also confirming the incident, Adewale Osifeso, the police command’s public relations officer (PRO), however, said he had not received details on the matter.

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