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Cult gangs in gun- battle at Ibadan Poly

The Polytechnic Ibadan

The Polytechnic Ibadan

By Ibukun Emiola

Academic and other activities were disrupted at the The Polytechnic Ibadan on Monday afternoon as two rival cult gangs engage in a shootout on the campus.

Eyewitnesses stated that the two shootings took place around the Central Administrative Building of the campus and it lasted for about 10 to 15 minutes.

NAN learnt that people scrambled for safety while the shootings lasted, disrupting academic activities, but calmness had since returned on the campus.

The Polytechnic Ibadan resumed the second semester of the 2021/2022 academic session three weeks ago.

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Meanwhile, the management of The Polytechnic Ibadan has said it is investigating the cause of shootings.

Mr Soladoye Adewole, Public Relations Officer of the institution, said there were no casualties in the incident.

“The management is looking into it and the security office is also working on it to unravel what had happened.

“Calmness has returned to the campus. Whatever happened was for about five minutes but you know where there is always a large crowd of people, the tendency is that people will be jittery and make noise, but the commotion doesn’t last for more than five minutes.

“But everything is under control,” Adewole said.

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