UI Reacts To Security Threat On Campus


Following two robbery incidents recorded in her halls of residence, the management of the University of Ibadan on Tuesday imposed a partial curfew on the campus. The partial curfew, which takes effect from Wednesday (August 14), is between 12 midnight and 5am. This decision was taken at a meeting of the University Security Committee, which reviewed the security situation on campus.

A press release by the Vice-Chancellor, Prof. Idowu Olayinka, said all students and members of staff must show their means of identification when asked by security personnel. The VC said all male visitors to the three female hostels (Obafemi Awolowo hall, Queen Idia hall and Queen Elizabeth hall) were to be received outside the halls while female guests would be screened.

Prof Olayinka added that any male visitor seen loitering around female halls beyond 8:30pm would be treated as a suspect. This is in response to two successive robberies that occurred in the female hostels at the university within a month. Obafemi Awolowo and Abubakar Abdulsalam, had recently been invaded by thieves who robbed and injured both male and female students in the process.

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