Nigeria: Another building collapses In Ibadan
A 2-storey building hotel in the Bodija area in Ibadan collapsed on Sunday, weeks after a 5- storey building had collapsed in the same area, Vanguard has reported.
The 2-storey building collapsed on Sunday midnight around Adabor Junction, Ashi, Bodija, Ibadan, an eye witness said.
The building, according to some residents, housed a pharmacy, supermarket and church.
One of the residents, Sade Aderibigbe said: “We suddenly heard a loud shaking noise in midnight, we were scared because we think it was armed robbers.
“We rushed out to the scene, on getting there, we saw that the building has sunk and collapsed.”
Another resident, Tunde Abulesowo, said the land on which the building was built was formally used as a cemetery before it was sold to the developer.
“When the land was sold, the corpses in the cemetery were exhumed before the building was erected, the building was built during former governor Akala’s administration.
“The building has been given a sign of crack before it later came down, millions of goods and property were trapped in the rubbles.
“We are making efforts to salvage the goods and make sure hoodlums do not have access to it so that they won’t cart them away. We have called the Police and NEMA, no life was lost and nobody was injured,” he said.