Armed Robbers Attack Ibadan Poly, Shoot Lecturer

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Suspected armed robbers attacked the Polytechnic of Ibadan in the early hours of Monday, December 20.

The Public Relations Officer of the institution, Mr. Soladoye Adewole, who confirmed the incident to the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN), said the attack occurred at about 12:30 a.m at the North campus of the polytechnic.

It was gathered the robbers stormed the institution’s staff quarters during the invasion and carted away property worth millions of naira.

A lecturer in the Department of Biology, Mr. Okedara Emmanuel, who was injured during the attack was rushed to the University College Hospital, Ibadan for treatment.

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Adewole said that no life was lost while the lecturer, who had gunshot wounds, is responding to treatment.

The matter has been reported to the police and security has been scaled up at the campus, he added.

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