Monday, 20 December 2021

OAU Vice-Chancellor Attacked By Hoodlums In Ife

The Vice-Chancellor of Obafemi  Awolowo University , Professor Eyitayo Ogunbodede was attacked on Monday by some hoodlum in Ife community who launched a violent attack on him and his team of entourage. 

According to Nigeria Tribune, the trouble started when the vice-chancellor led his team to the institution's land which was said to have been taken over by some Ife community, but his intention to assess the occupation part of the land proved abortion as the visibly charged Ife youths went berserk and ordered every occupant of the vehicles in the vice-chancellor entourage to remain in their vehicles or be killed. 

With the vice-chancellor in entourage were members of the Nigeria Union of Journalist(NUJ), the chief security officer of the institution, the university public relation officer, Mr Abiodun Olanrewaju, management of the institution amongst other  

One of the security men of the institution has reportedly been matched by the hoodlums who shot sporadically into the air to scare the university community members. 

Reacting the the incident, the vice-chancellor of the institution, Professor Ogunbodede, condemned the development and described it as inhuman but however said the institution would not cede the land to the community. 

He however said the institution would always ensure that peace reigns between the university and members of the community.

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