The management of the University of Ibadan (UI) has assured students of the institution that it is taking measures to forestall the recurrence of the armed robbery incident in one of the halls of residence on campus.
In the early hours of Friday, some armed men invaded Awo hall, a female hall of residence and carted away valuables of the students.
Some of students sustained injuries during the attack.
Addressing journalists in Ibadan on Friday, Kayode Adebowale, deputy vice-chancellor (administration), said security had been beefed up.
He explained that when he and security officials arrived the hall, the robbers had escaped and left a security man tied.
He said the perimeter fence will be raised and more security personnel will be deployed to man the hall.
“When we got the report around 1:30am, I went there with the UI chief security officer and some of the security staff,” Adebowale said.
“We met some of the students outside in panic and one of the security men tied and we had to loose him and we tried as much as possible to calm the tension.
“However, only two students were injured, one wounded on the head and was taken to University Health Service, Jaja and had since been discharged.
“The other one jumped and I think she had a dislocation not a fracture. We have been security conscious that was why we raised the perimeter fence around the hall.
“It is one of our halls that are close to the boundary of the university and the Polytechnic of Ibadan; therefore, many things had been tampered with.
“However, we will raise the perimeter fence further and then put wire marsh that would prevent anyone from coming in. We would also complete the perimeter fencing of the entire hall and increase the number of our security personnel manning the hall every night.’’