Thursday, 22 September 2011
Robbers Attack Bowen Univeristy, Kill 1
The robbers forced their way into the bank’s vault and carted away huge sums of money.
The robbers fired several shots as they escaped with their loot.
The school’s location, Iwo, is a sleepy town tucked about 50km away from Ibadan, the nearest city.
As the gun shots rang, terrified students and lecturers scampered out of lecture halls, while those in nearby hostels also ran for cover. In the stampede, scores of students sustained minor injuries.
After the robbers had fled, a police team later came on the scene to find pellets of expended bullets.
The school’s authorities were not immediately available for comments, though the Vice Chancellor was said to have witnessed the incident.