More than six persons were injured this morning, when some armed robbers invaded Jamade Street, a sub-community of Apete in Ido Local Government Area of Ibadan, Oyo State capital.
Sources in the community stated that the robbers arrived around 1 a.m. and robbed no fewer than ten houses, including the House of Deputy Photo Editor of the Guardian Newspaper, Mr Najeem Raheem, whose son, Faruk fainted as a result of the iron rod used on him by the men of the underworld when he put up resistance.
Our correspondent gathered that the Guardian Photographer escaped by the whiskers from the attackers but the wife was not that lucky as she was matcheted on her hand by the armed robbers.
It was gathered that a students’ hostel was also attacked in the area where no fewer than four students sustained matchet cuts, with others inflicted with other varying degrees of injuries.
A resident said that the police were called severally but did not get to the location until the armed robbers left the community, even though the distance between the Divisional Police Station, Apete to the crime scene should not take more than five minutes around that time.