By Ajayi Folaranmi
Students of Osun State Polytechnic, Iree have raised alarm over what they described as incessant housebreaking and stealing of their properties at their various hostels of residence.
The students, some of who had left their hostels when the institution was shut due to the Coronavirus pandemic, said they met their halls of residence burgled when they returned some days ago.
According to some of the students who had remained in the school environment since the closure, some of their hostels were being burgled during the day when they might have gone out to play with their colleagues.
OSUN DEFENDER gathered that some of the hostels affected are located at Gaa 1, Koko, Ladoja area, Small London and Estate.
Findings by the medium revealed that a majority of the burgled hostels was locked as there student-occupants had traveled.
The areas where the affected hostels are located are always left with less human activities when the students are not around.
One of the students who spoke with to correspondent yesterday said their hostels were regularly being looted by unknown people since the school was shut.
A Higher National Diploma student of the institution, Ayomide Rufai told the medium that 11 of 12 rooms in his hostel were burgled when the occupants were not around.
According to Rufai, beds, clothes, cooking gas and many other valuable materials of the students were carted away by the burglars.
Two students of the institution, who reside at different hostels at Igaa 1, Ladoja area and Small London, recounted how their hostels were looted in April this year, saying that hostel burgling had been a recurrent experience in the communities.
The students called on security agencies to come to their rescue by securing their lives and properties and nip in the bud the ugly occurrence.