Management imposes partial curfew on UI over robbery attack

Management of University of Ibadan Tuesday imposed partial curfew on the institution campus following incidences of robbery recorded in her halls of residence.

According to a release signed by the Vice Chancellor of the Univrrsity, Prof Abel Olayinka, the partial curfew takes effect from Wednesday (14th August) from 12midnight to 5am. 

It was learnt that the decision to impose the partial curfew was taken at a meeting of the  University Security Committee which reviewed the current security situation on the University.

The Vice Chancellor in the release asked all students and members of staff in the University to have means of identification when asked by security operatives.

He added that “all male visitors to the three female hostels (Awolowo Hall, Queen Idia Hall and Elizabetb hall) are to be received outside the halls while female guests will be screened” and that “any male visitors seen loitering around female halls beyond 8:30pm will be taken as suspect.

“A major decision of the Committee is to enforce a Partial Curfew from 12 midnight till 5 am as from tomorrow, Wednesday 14th August 2019. All students and members of  staff should be able to produce a means of identification if and when accosted by security staff. This partial restriction of movement will be in place until further notice.” he said.

Prof Olayinka added, “kindly ensure strict compliance, please, as part of efforts of ensuring the safety of all members of the community. In view of 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 8:30 pm. Any one found loitering will be regarded as a suspect.”

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