At precisely 4:03pm on Thursday, 22nd September 2016, commotion ensued at the Hezekiah Oluwasanmi Library, the central library of the Obafemi Awolowo University, Ile-Ife. The Commotion which was caused by a loud crash In the building led to several students using the building taking to their heels, most not knowing or caring to know the source of the crash. Our correspondent, who was also present at the scene of the incident, confirmed that several students sustained different forms of injury in the stampede that emanated from the incident.
Also from several interactions, most of the students claimed that they ran due to their fear of a collapse of the building.
Consequently, it took the librarians several minutes to put things in order. After the chaos, It was later discovered that the crash was from an accident at the back of the building, a car had hit some chairs causing damages to the car and old library chairs affected.