An unspecified number of persons were on Saturday evening trapped while others feared dead when a block of flat collapsed in the Sango Police Barracks, Ibadan the Oyo State capital
A source with the National Emergency Management Agency (NEMA) who confirmed the incident.
The source, who said the agency got the alert around 8pm, also confirmed that Federal Fire Service have been mobilised to the scene of the incident.
The source confirmed that people were trapped and feared dead but could not authoritatively give any figure on casualty
But the Director of Operations, Oyo State Fire Service, Ismail Adeleke said he has not been informed about the development.
Efforts to get the reaction of the Oyo State Police Command proved futile as of the time of filing this report.
Calls and messages to the Command’s spokesman were yet to be returned. Hi
The collapsed structure is in front of a residential three-storey building within the police Barracks.
Unconfirmed source hinted that the part of the building went down around 6pm.
It was gathered shortly after the collapse, scores of residents within the vicinity stormed the scene for rescue mission but could not achieve anything for fear of causing more havoc.