A second 2-story structure collapsed on Sunday night in the same place as a 5-story hotel collapsed just four weeks prior in Ibadan’s Bodija neighborhood.
According to a witness, the two-story building that was affected collapsed on Sunday night in the area of Adabor Junction, Ashi, Bodija, and Ibadan.
This occurred shortly after the collapse of a partially constructed, five-story hotel building at Awosika in the state’s Ibadan North Local Government Area, which was next to one of the newer generation banks.
Some residents claimed that the structure held a pharmacy, a grocery store, and a church.
No lives were reported lost, according to the residents who spoke with Vanguard, since the building’s security guard, who was the only person on the ground when the tragedy occurred, was believed to have been saved and recovered in good condition.
Sade Aderibigbe, one of the residents, said: “We suddenly heard a loud shaking noise in the middle of the night, and we were terrified because we thought it was armed thieves.”
“We rushed out to the scene, on getting there, we saw that the building has sunk and collapsed.”
Another resident, Tunde Abulesowo, said the land on which the building was built was formally used as a cemetery before it was sold to the developer.
“When the land was sold, the corpses in the cemetery were exhumed before the building was erected, the building was built during former Governor Akala’s administration.”
“The building has been given a sign of crack before it later came down, millions of goods and property were trapped in the rubbles.”
“We are making efforts to salvage the goods and make sure hoodlums do not have access to it so that they won’t cart them away. We have called the Police and NEMA, no life was lost and nobody was injured,” he said.