University of Ibadan imposes curfew on Students & Visitors over Armed Robbery attacks

Following series of attacks on the halls of residence in University of Ibadan, the management of the institution has imposed a curfew on students and visitors.

Armed robbers attacked the female wing of the Abubakar Abdulsalam hall on Sunday.  Two male students, who confronted the hoodlums, were injured. 

To avoid future occurrence, the varsity's Vice-Chancellor, Idowu Olayinka, said movement within the campus and into the hostels will now be restrictive, starting from August 14.

Olayinka said, “A major decision of the committee was to enforce a partial curfew from 12 midnight till 5am as from Wednesday, 14th August 2019.

“All students and members of staff should be able to produce a means of identification if and when asked by security staff.  This partial restriction of movement will be in place until further notice.

“Kindly ensure strict compliance, please, as part of efforts of ensuring the safety of all members of the community.

“In view of the recent security situation on the campus, male visitors are henceforth prohibited from entering the above-listed female halls of residence. The residents of the aforementioned halls can only receive their male visitors outside the hall.

“Female visitors should be screened at the porters’ lodge. Moreover, all male visitors are expected to leave the precincts of the female halls by 8:30pm. Anyone found loitering will be regarded as a suspect."