By Lawrence Audu
The National Emergency Management Agency (NEMA) says no casualties were recorded in the building collapse that occurred in Ibadan, Oyo State.
The NEMA South West Coordinator, Slakku Luggard and Director of the State Emergency Management Agency (SEMA), Akin Makinde, confirmed this in the early hours of Saturday.
Eight men were said to have been in the three-storey building at the time of the collapse on Friday and after frantic efforts by emergency rescue officials and residents in the area, six persons were initially rescued.
Later that evening, an excavator arrived to continue the search through the rubbles.
After a long search, the remaining two men were rescued at about 1:00 am and immediately taken to the University College Hospital, UCH Ibadan.