UI hostel attack: Varsity imposes curfew on students, visitors

UI hostel attack: Varsity imposes curfew on students, visitors

- Management of University of Ibadan has imposed curfew on students and visitors

- The decision was reached following second robbery incident at the varsity's female hostel

- UI management also warned that anyone found loitering will be regarded as a suspect

Following the second robbery incident at the University of Ibadan female hostel, the management of the institution has imposed curfew on its students and visitors.

The decision was reached by the management as part of the measures put in place to check the incessant attack on the varsity's female halls of residence in the recent time, Sahara Reporters reports.

Legit.ng had reported that two male students were injured when suspected armed robbers stormed Abubakar Abdulsalam Hall on Sunday, August 11.

Announcing the management's decision, UI vice chancellor, Idowu Olayinka, said movement within the campus and into the hostels will now be restrictive from Wednesday, August 14.

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He said: “A major decision of the committee was to enforce a partial curfew from 12 midnight till 5am as from Wednesday, 14th August 2019. All students and members of staff should be able to produce a means of identification if and when asked by security staff.

"This partial restriction of movement will be in place until further notice. Kindly ensure strict compliance, please, as part of efforts of ensuring the safety of all members of the community.

“In view of the recent security situation on the campus, male visitors are henceforth prohibited from entering the above-listed female halls of residence. The residents of the aforementioned halls can only receive their male visitors outside the hall.''

The vice-chancellor also announced that visitors going into female hostels will be henceforth screened, adding that “Anyone found loitering will be regarded as a suspect."

He added: “Female visitors should be screened at the porters’ lodge. Moreover, all male visitors are expected to leave the precincts of the female halls by 8:30pm.''

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Meanwhile, suspected armed robbers in the morning of Friday, July 12, stormed the Obafemi Awolowo residential hall of University of Ibadan, Oyo state, and injured no fewer than two students of the hostel.

Legit.ng regional reporter in Ibadan, Ridwan Kolawole, reports that the gunmen who came to the hostel shot sporadically to announced their arrival, raided the hall and took away valuable mobile phones and money from the helpless female students.

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