Armed Men Strike In UI Again, Injure Students With Machetes


Sequel to the robbery incident at the Obafemi Awolowo Hall of the University of Ibadan, the postgraduate hostel of the same university was attacked on Sunday by armed men.

About seven men who were armed with machetes entered the female block of the Abdusalami Abubakar Postgraduate hall through a window passage and raided the first and second floor.

It was gathered that the security man on patrol was tied up by the armed men and they machete two male students who got in their way.

An eyewitness who narrated his experience, said, “They came in around 2 am.

“They were about seven. They were paired in twos, moving from a room to another, collecting people’s phones and laptops.

“They knew about this hostel, and they were so comfortable. They had time to operate.

“They tied up our security man. One of the two males who were alarmed and decided to come from their block to see the situation was machete on the head and the other received a machete cut on his hand.”

One of the female victims, a visually impaired postgraduate student told our correspondent that she was threatened by the armed men.

She said, “They burst into my room and they asked me for my phone, my money and my purse.

“They put a machete to my neck, that was the first time I would ever experience being threatened with a cutlass.

“Thank God they didn’t see my phone, they left my room after they discovered there was nothing to take.


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