Many Feared Trapped As Rochas Okorocha’s House Collapses In Abuja

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A five-story building belonging to Rochas Okorocha, the former governor of Imo State, has collapsed. The building was located on Ahmadu Bello Way in Abuja.

According to eyewitnesses, the structure that was under renovation collapsed on Tuesday evening. It was reported that security personnel from the Federal Capital Territory (FCT) Police Command promptly cordoned off the area.

People who witnessed it said some persons might have been trapped in the building.

“There is a possibility that there could be some people inside the collapsed building who may have died. I saw two people being pulled out from the rubble now and taken to the hospital while rescue operations were ongoing. The emergency responders are not coordinated yet for efficient operations,” an eyewitness said.

However, a statement issued by the Command's spokesperson, Josephine Adeh, stated that three people were rescued from the fallen building.

The statement says in part: "The FCT Police Command hereby confirms that yesterday, July 1, 2024, at approximately 8:40 p.m., a building collapse occurred at Unity House, Area 11 by Nkwere Street."

"In response to the distress call, the Commissioner of Police, FCT, CP Benneth C. Igweh, psc, mni, quickly arrived on the scene with various patrol teams as first responders to cordon off the area for possible rescue.

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