Lagos Building Collapse: President Buhari And Atiku Condole With Victims’ Families

Nigerian President, Muhammadu Buhari and former Vice-President, Atiku Abubakar have commiserated with the family of victims of the collapsed building in Lagos state.

In a statement on Twitter, the President said: “I’m extremely saddened by the news of the collapsed building in Itafaaji area of Lagos. It touches one to lose precious lives in any kind of mishap, particularly those so young and tender. May God grant everyone affected by this sad incident fortitude and succour.

I charge the Lagos State Government to do all that is needful, so that such tragic developments do not recur.”

In his part, the Presidential candidate of the People’s Democratic Party in the recently concluded Presidential election, also on a post on twitter said: “My thoughts and prayers are with the families and friends of pupils caught up in the collapse of the three-storey building at Ita Faji, Lagos Island. No resource should be spared in rescuing the trapped and treating the injured.”

The three-storey building collapsed in the Itafaji  area of Lagos Island, with a primary school believed to be located on the top floor of the building,

The building also houses several residential apartments.

It is not currently clear how many people are trapped in the building but many, including pupils of the school are feared dead.

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