22nd September, 2011
Bowen University, Iwo in Osun State, Southwest Nigeria came under attack this morning. Armed men stormed a bank located on the campus of the private university and reportedly shot dead a guard.
Two commercial banks, Skye and Sterling have branches on the campus but P.M. NEWS could not confirm the one that was attacked.
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.