The Institute of African studies at the University of Ibadan, Oyo state has warned her students to be wary of friends and acquaintances they bring to the institute
A Naij.com correspondent learned that the warning was passed down to the students during the orientation ceremony for new postgraduate students which held on Monday.
Our source reports that the students were advised by the Institute to ensure they come alone to school following a recent robbery incident in which valuable materials belonging to the institute were carted away.
One student who requested anonymity said ” During our orientation on Monday, one of the lecturers at the Institute emphasized that we should always come to the institute alone.
He added that the lecturer had gone on to narrate how recently some armed robbers broke into the institute and made away with valuable artifact.
Investigations revealed that the institute has taken steps to forestall any criminal activity.
One of such step we gathered was the posting of security operatives to man the entry and exit points of the institute.
The students were also advised to have on them their identity cards.
Security reports show that armed robbery incidences have been on the rise at the University.
Some other students revealed that for a while the staff quarters have continued to be burgled at will adding that one of their lecturers was robbed in her house at the staff quarters.
She was said to be sleeping at night when the robbers broke into her house somewhere at Kuti quarters, and made away with her laptop, handsets,and other valuables.
Most of the residents within the quarters seem to have started beefing up their personal security, as installation of burglary proof doors and windows seem to have become the in thing.
Still Ibadan the police has just reported the arrest of a gang consisting of 11 kid robbers.
The acting Inspector-General of Police, Solomon Arase has said that the Nigerian Police will continue to do all it can to ensure that crime and criminals become a thing of the past in Nigeria.