Armed robbers on Tuesday invaded three communities in Ibadan, the Oyo State capital.
The robbers were said to have stolen money, phones, pieces of jewellery and other items.
The affected communities include Alaja, Seriki and Ogogo on the new Ibadan-Oyo Expressway in the Akinyele Local Government Area of the state.
Our correspondent, who visited the communities, gathered that the incident happened around 3am.
One of the victims of the robbery in Alaja popularly called Alhaji, said, “The armed robbers were in my house for more than 40 minutes. They came in through the fence. They scaled the fence, and when they came in, they started asking for jewellery, phones and money.
“I gave them what I had but they were not satisfied. I also made a transfer into one account before they left. They, thereafter, moved to another house not too far from here. They removed the burglary of that house before they gained entrance. Though, I don’t know what they stole from the man.”
One of the community leaders, Raji Kazeem, who also confirmed the incident to our correspondent, said, “Yes, it is true. The armed robbers came in the midnight and robbed some houses. That’s why you saw landlords and landladies discussing in different groups.”
As of press time, all efforts to reach the state Police Public Relations Officer, Adewale Osifeso, were not successful as he neither pick up his calls nor respond to the messages sent to his mobile number.