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TRAGEDY; One person dead as building collapses inside Police Barracks

There has been a tragic incident at the Police Barracks in Ikeja which claimed the life of a woman and injured another.

According to sources, it was gathered that a bungalow in the Mounted Troop Police Barracks in Ikeja in Lagos State, partially collapsed and killed a woman identified as Peace Bulus and broke her sister’s arm.

The incident was said to have caused the victim’s mother, Mrs Hauwa, to collapse. It was learnt that she, alongside her daughter whose arm got broken and 2 other escaped death by the whiskers on Tuesday, the incident happened.

Hauwa and her four daughters were sleeping in the one room apartment reserved for them in the Police barracks when all of a sudden, they heard a loud noise, at about 3am.

It was learnt that the lintel of the door suddenly fell on one of Mrs Hauwa daughter’s head, and smashed her skull. The other daughter also sustained major fracture as her arm got broken.


An eyewitness who was at the scene of the incident told journalists that the deceased died instantly.

At the scene of the incident, several persons, including friends and families of the victims were seen crying. The father, when approached by journalists, said, ” God giveth and God taketh.”

Meanwhile, Lagos State Police Public Relations Officer, Muyiwa Adejobi, when contacted, said he hasn’t been briefed about the situation, he however, promised to get details of the incident and make an official statement if necessary.

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