The Obafemi Awolowo Hall of residence at the University of Ibadan (UI) was attacked by some armed men in the wee hours of today. According to witnesses, the attackers, numbering up to 10, stormed the hall around 1am and operated unchallenged for almost two hours.
The hall porters were said to have done some inspection in the rooms by 11pm and when the students heard knocks on their doors, they thought the porters had returned and willingly opened the doors to the attackers.
At least five students were said to have sustained injuries in the attack while many gadgets, including phones and laptops, were carted away.
According to Spokesperson of the University, Tunji Oladejo, who confirmed the incident to newsmen, the victims have been taken to Jaja Clinic for treatment. The deputy vice chancellor on administration, K.O Adebowale as well as the Commissioner of Police in Oyo State, Sina Olukolu, has visited the scene of the incident.