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Gunmen attack Polytechnic Ibadan, shoot lecturer



The Polytechnic Ibadan

Gunmen on Monday attacked Nigeria’s premier polytechnic, The Polytechnic Ibadan in Oyo state, shooting a lecturer and looting school property.

According to eyewitnesses, the gunmen believed to be armed robbers invaded the north campus of The Polytechnic Ibadan in the early hours of the day.

The armed robbers, during the invasion, reportedly stormed the lecturers quarters of the institution.

According to reports, one of the lecturers in the institution, identified as Emmanuel Okedara, was shot.


The lecturer is said to be currently receiving treatment in an undisclosed hospital.

It was gathered that property worth millions of naira were also carted away by the armed robbers.

The Public Relations Officer of the Ibadan Polytechnic, Alhaji Soladoye Adewole, confirmed the incident on Monday.

Soladoye added that the institution has put necessary security arrangements in place to forestall future occurrences.


“Yes. He is a staff of the institution. He is a teaching assistant, but you know that everybody is under our care.

“You know at this period, crime is always rampant,” he said.

“But, we have beefed up security in the campus,” he added.

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