Gunmen suspected to be cultists on Tuesday launched an attack on the campus of The Polytechnic, Ibadan.
The suspected cultists numberng about three vandalised six cars and two tricycles belonging to some staff of the institution and commercial operators during the attack.
Tuesday’s attack on the campus came few hours after the management of the institution announced resumption of academic activities.
The institution said the resumption became necessary in order for the students to conclude their academic exercise for the first semester 2018/2019 session. The notice of resumption was contained in a statement signed by the Registrar of the institution, Mrs Modupe Fawale.
Fawale, in a statement disclosed that a town-and-gown meeting held on Monday, May 6 with parents, guardians, communities surrounding the institution as well as traditional rulers, religious leaders and landlord associations yielded positive results which culminated in the decision to reopen the institution forthwith.
A source within the campus stated that the unknown gunmen invaded the institution some minutes before 4.pm on Tuesday.
He said:“There were rains of gunshots as some unknown men disrupted the peace at the South campus entrance of the institution on Tuesday afternoon, 7th May, 2019.
“The incident began some minutes to 4 in the afternoon, where various properties were damaged ranging from private cars, tricycles, commercial bus, and the security house at the entrance of the Institution.
“Those people were three with two holding guns, and one with axe. They were in blue top and black beret. When they came, the security men manning the gate ran for their lives as they were shooting in the air as well as destroying cars with the axe.
“Before the security operatives would reach the venue of the situation, the perpetrators of the acts have left the scene.”
According to a staff of the institution the incident occurred at the South Campus of the institution.