Saturday, June 12, 2021

2 die in barracks building collapse


Jaafar Jaafar
Jaafar Jaafar is a graduate of Mass Communication from Bayero University, Kano. He was a reporter at Daily Trust, an assistant editor at Premium Times and now the editor-in-chief of Daily Nigerian.
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A police sergeant and a civilian died on Sunday when a building collapsed at Highway Police Barracks in Ikeja, Lagos, the general manager, Lagos State Emergency Maganement Agency, LASEMA, Adeshina Tiamiyu, has said.

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Narrating how the incident occurred, Mr. Tiamiyu said the toilets and stairways of wing `D’ of a building in barracks suddenly collapsed.

He said the agency’s officials in collaboration with men of Lagos State Fire Services, the police and the National Emergency Management Agency, NEMA, recovered the two bodies.

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According to him, one of the corpeses was simply identified as Danjuma, while the name of the other victim one was yet to be known.

“Their bodies had been deposited at the Mainland Hospital Mortuary, Yaba,” Mr. Tiamiyu said.

Mr. Tiamiyu also said the state commissioner of police, Fatai Owoseni, had visited the barracks and ordered the evacuation of people living in the affected building as well as those in other dilapidated buildings.

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