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The Oyo State Commissioner of Police, Mr. Shina Olukolu, on Sunday said the command was working assiduously to effect the arrest of the assailants that invaded Abdulsalam Hall of the University of Ibadan (UI).

The attack happened one month after robbers invaded Obafemi Awolowo female hostel in the university.

Recall that a Deputy Commissioner of Police (DCP) in charge of Operations, Mr. Kehinde Alonge and the Divisional Police Officer (DPO), Sango Police Station, Joyce Mayaki, on Saturday led other senior police officers to the scene of the robbery to assess the situation, after which they ordered a manhunt and investigation into the crime.

Olukolu, who spoke through police spokesman Olugbenga Fadeyi, a Superintendent of Police (SP), confirmed that one student was injured in the attack.

Robbers attacked Obafemi Awolowo Hall on July 11 and injured female students.

The State police chief said officers of the command had begun manhunt to bring the robbers to book.

He said about five hoodlums invaded the hall, with weapons such as knives and cutlasses to attack the students.

Olukolu said the injured had been treated at the Jaja Clinic.

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He said the robbers, who attacked only the female wing of the hall, reportedly tied the security guard.

Two male students, who tried to obstruct their mission, received machete cuts. The hoodlums escaped through the nearby bush, carting away phones and other valuables.

The Director of Public Communications, Mr. Olatunji Oladejo, while reaffirming that only one student was injured, said the security unit of the university had intensified efforts to prevent a recurrence.

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