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Robbers kill Ogun varsity student

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Armed robbers on Saturday attacked students at Gateway Polytechnic, Sapaade, Ogun State on Saturday resulting in the death of one student and gunshot injuries to nine others.

This happened barely four days after the Ogun State Police Command reported the arrest of three armed robbers connected to a previous attack on the students.

This latest attack comes just a week after students and locals protested against the earlier robbery and sexual assault on female students by criminals.

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The victims, primarily students residing in off-campus hotels located in Ode, Ipara, and Isara, adjoining communities to Sapaade, were targeted in this recent attack.

The management of the polytechnic had temporarily closed the institution for three days after the initial incident to restore order.

Commissioner of Police Abiodun Alamutu also met with student leaders to address the rising tension in the affected communities.

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Despite the police’s earlier announcement of the arrest of three armed gang members, the criminals returned in the early hours of Saturday and launched another assault on students.

The attack occurred in the Larufi area of Ode, with videos circulating on Instagram showing the aftermath, including shattered doors, broken windows, and bullet-riddled walls.

Two lecturers, who wished to remain anonymous due to the terrifying nature of the incident, confirmed the latest attack. One of them described it as “a calculated operation.”

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As of press time, the police spokesperson, Omolola Odutola, had not responded to calls and messages seeking comment.

Adedayo Folorunsho, the Head of Public Relations for the institution, refrained from commenting on the incident, urging that “security agencies should be allowed to do their job.”

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