No one died in Ibadan building collapse, says NEMA
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No one died in Ibadan building collapse, says NEMA

Mojeed Oladipupo



The National Emergency Management Agency (NEMA) has revealed that no casualties were recorded in the building collapse that occurred in Ibadan, Oyo state capital on Friday.

This development was confirmed to Channels Television on Saturday morning.

The two-storey uncompleted building collapsed,  leaving several construction workers trapped in the rubble.

An eyewitness told PoliticsNGR correspondent that the incident occurred at about 6 p.m at Sogoye, around the popular Idi Arere-Molete Road.

It was gathered that eight men were in the building at the time of the collapse on Friday and after frantic efforts by emergency rescue officials and residents in the area, six persons were initially rescued.

Later that evening, an excavator arrived to continue the search through the rubbles.

After a long search, the remaining two men were rescued at about 1:00 am and immediately taken to the University College Hospital, UCH Ibadan.

This incident happened two days after a three-story building collapsed in Itafaji area of Lagos Island in Lagos State.  Twenty people were killed in the Lagos incident.

Lagos state government has begun to demolish other buildings that failed the integrity test in the area to avoid reoccurrence of such sad event.

They met some resistance from some boys in the are. But the security personnel attached to the demolition team were able to handle the situation and the process was carried out.

Mojeed is a thoroughbred and detailed photojournalist and media analyst. He is a graduate of Mass Communications from Lagos State University, LASU

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