- Armed robbers have wasted the life of a man during an operation at the staff quarters of the University of Ibadan (UI)
- The sad development occurred when the unknown gunmen broke into the boys quarters (BQ) of a staff building where the man lived with his family and killed him
- Meanwhile, the Oyo state police command while confirming the unfortunate incident noted that an investigation has been launched to track down the killers
Armed robbers have invaded the staff quarters of the University of Ibadan, killing Mr. Vincent Odinko, an occupant of one of the buildings.
According to a report by The Nation, the unfortunate incident occurred last Friday night, October 28, reliable sources gathered.
Meanwhile, the night marauders broke into the boys quarters (BQ) of a staff building where the man lived with his family.
The deceased worked in the SSCE Internal Unit, Ibadan branch of the National Examinations Council (NECO) until his untimely death.
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How the NECO official was killed
He was said to be working on his laptop in the night when the armed bandits broke into his home.
Though details of how he was killed were unavailable as at press time, it was learned that the robbers took away the laptop and mobile phones of the occupants. The wife is said to be a member of staff of the university.
The police public relations officer (PPRO) in Oyo state Adewale Osifeso, disclosed that the command has launched an investigation to track down Odinko’s killers.
A member of the university community who spoke to the newspaper but pleaded anonymity described the development as “extremely disturbing.”
The resident wondered why an institution with perimeter fencing, good security architecture and personnel can be experiencing security breaches that even led to the killing.
Protests rock police estate over heightened security threat
Amid terror alert rocking Abuja communities, residents of the Kurudu Police Estate in Abuja have staged a protest over what they described as intensified security threats by robbers, violation of the building plan and poor basic amenities.
The protesters blocked the entrance of the police estate on Saturday, October 29. They prevented vehicular movement in and out of the estate to press home their demands.
They displayed placards with different inscriptions, calling for the immediate intervention of the minister of the federal capital territory (FCT), Muhammad Bello and the inspector general of police (IGP), Usman Baba.
ASUU complicit in the menace of corruption in universities, says Buhari
In another report, President Muhammad Buhari on Tuesday, October 4 accused the Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU) of complicity in the menace of corruption in Nigeria's tertiary education sector.
President Buhari spoke in an address during the fourth National Summit on Diminishing Corruption in the Public Sector.
The event was jointly organised by the Independent Corrupt Practices and Other Related Offences Commission (ICPC), Office of the Secretary to the Government of the Federation and Joint Admission and Matriculation Board, held at the Banquet hall of the Presidential Villa, Abuja.