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After a gunfight between state police command agents and some suspected robbers on Thursday morning, the Abbey Hostel in Ode Remo, where some students from the Gateway ICT Polytechnic Saapade reside, was turned into a chaotic scene.

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According to information obtained by PUNCH Online, the police shot and killed an unidentified armed robber during the gunfight.

According to information obtained by our correspondent, four alleged robbers broke into the hostel at 1:30 a.m. on Thursday, causing chaos.

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Students’ cell phones and other electronic devices were taken away during the operation, according to a local source who wished to remain anonymous for fear of retaliation.

Our correspondent also discovered that one of the locals reportedly informed the police about the operations in the area while the robbery was still going on.

The suspected robbers opened fire on the anti-crime patrol team that had been sent to the hostel to free the students from their attackers as soon as they saw the police officers approaching the scene.

It was discovered by PUNCH Online that one of the robbers was slain during the ordeal.

The state police public relations officer, Omolola Odutola, confirmed the incident in a WhatsApp conversation with our correspondent on Thursday. She stated that other suspects who left the scene were injured to differing degrees.

“In the gunfight, one of the four suspects was neutralized. With gunshot wounds, the three escaped the scene of the robbery. Five iPhones, one Techno phone, a wristwatch, an iPod, and a power bank were found in a bag that our men found. Other suspects who are escaping are being sought after, according to Odutola.

Robbers have recently turned the Sapaade polytechnic and student residences into hotspots.

A local robbery incident in December 2023 claimed the life of a student known only as Segun.

A local robbery incident in December 2023 claimed the life of a student known only as Segun.

In November 2023, there were also reports of intermittent gunfire after a group of alleged robbers broke into student residences and stole some of the students’ personal belongings.

There have also been reports of molestation against some female students and gunshot wounds to others.

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