Tragedy struck on Saturday evening when a block of flats at Sango Police Barracks in Ibadan, Oyo State, collapsed, leaving many people feared dead. According to reports, the collapsed structure was in front of a residential three-storey building.
The incident was recorded in a video by Miss Urie Keshia, who posted it on Twitter with the caption “This block of flats just collapsed at Sango police Barracks, Ibadan, Oyo State”. As of the time of filing this report, all attempts to reach the officials of the National Emergency Management Agency, Ibadan, and the Oyo State Police Command for comments on the incident proved futile.
Meanwhile, residents and onlookers are making frantic efforts to evacuate the rubble in a bid to rescue those trapped in the ill-fated building. The incident has caused a lot of panic and fear among residents of the area, as many have lost their loved ones to building collapses in the past.
Building collapses are not uncommon in Nigeria, with many attributed to the use of substandard materials, poor construction practices, and weak regulatory mechanisms. It is hoped that the relevant authorities will carry out a thorough investigation to determine the cause of the collapse and prevent future occurrences.
Our thoughts and prayers are with the families of the victims at this difficult time, as we await further information on the incident