Armed robbers in the early hours of this morning, August 11, 2019 invaded the Abdusalami Abubakar Postgraduate Hall, University of Ibadan and carted away belongings such as laptops, phones, cash and other valuables.
They had tied up the security guards before gaining access to the rooms. According to the students, their room doors where axed down. This is the second time a hall of residence in the campus will be robbed in just one month. The first was Obafemi Awolowo Hall right on campus. Two students who spoke about the incident narrate it thus;
”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 macheted on the head and the other received a cut on his hand.”
The second said;
”They had a struggle entering into the hostel because the security in New Hall is actually tight. The bang we heard when the door was axed down already told us that something was coming for us. But we didnt know what it was and we were wondering where the securities and potters were at this time.
”On the ground floor where I stay only two rooms were not affected, the rest were. I don’t know what happened on the first floor, but so far, I’ve heard that three rooms were affected.”