One person was confirmed dead when a one-storey building collapsed on Tuesday in Akure, Ondo State.
The Commandant of the Nigeria Security Civil and Defence Corps (NSCDC), Hameed Abodunrin, who confirmed the incident to journalists in Akure, said the building in the Fanibi area of the state capital.
He added that some trapped occupants of the building had been rescued.
Abodunrin said: “The incident occurred at about 3:00 a.m. while the occupants were asleep.
“The remains of the deceased, a woman, had been retrieved and deposited at the hospital morgue.
“The corps has taken it upon itself to sensitise members of the public on ways to protect themselves from such incidents.
“A building would not just collapse, there must have been some tangible signs before it collapsed.
“We want members of the public to be aware of the dangers to their lives and the basic things they should watch out for, not only banditry or kidnapping.
“There are many other issues that can take our lives, so we should be more vigilant.”
Join the conversation
Support Ripples Nigeria, hold up solutions journalism
Balanced, fearless journalism driven by data comes at huge financial costs.
As a media platform, we hold leadership accountable and will not trade the right to press freedom and free speech for a piece of cake.
If you like what we do, and are ready to uphold solutions journalism, kindly donate to the Ripples Nigeria cause.
Your support would help to ensure that citizens and institutions continue to have free access to credible and reliable information for societal development.
SPECIAL REPORT: Lack of legal provisions, cultural sentiments fueling marital r*pe in Nigeria
By Arinze Chijioke In the early days of Sandra Izuckukwu’s marriage in 2019, her husband, Sunday Izuchukwu, did everything she...
INVESTIGATION… LIVES ON THE LINE (IV): Surviving in a dangerous media environment
This investigation is on the unresolved killing of three Nigerian journalists while on assignments between 2019 and 2020. For six...
INVESTIGATION… LIVES ON THE LINE (III): Precious Owolabi was killed covering a protest
This investigation is on the unresolved killing of three Nigerian journalists while on assignments between 2019-2020. For six months, Nigerian...
INVESTIGATION… LIVES ON THE LINE (II): Alex Ogbu was telling a story but became the story
This four-part series investigation is on the unresolved killing of three Nigerian journalists while on assignments between 2019 and 2020....
SPECIAL REPORT… TELECOMS BLACKOUT: Nigeria’s latest tactic against banditry grounds businesses, forcing residents beyond borders
The fight against notorious bandits raining terror and kidnapping students in Northwest Nigeria took a new dimension in September as...