Male visitors of the University of Ibadan have been banned from entering any of the female hostels in the institution. The management of institution disclosed that the ban was compelled by recent robbery attacks on female hostels in the institution.Reports tell that the Obafemi Awolowo hall was attacked by armed robbers in July. Some students were injured in the attack, and more had their property ranging from mobile telephones, laptops and money forcefully taken away.
A similar attack occured at the Abubakar Abdulsalami hall, in the early hours of Sunday, where students were injured and their belongings were taken away.
As part of measures to curb the robbery attacks, the instituiton has also ordered that female students be screened at the Porters’ lodge in the female hostels.
Vice Chancellor of the institution, Professor Idowu Olayinka, in a statement stated that residents of the female hostels are to receive visitors outside their respective hostels. He said;
“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.”