Update: Police building collapses in Lagos

There are several dilapidated building in police barracks across the country.

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A three-story building at the Pedro Police barracks in Lagos State collapsed at about 8 p.m. on Monday, a police source said.

“It was a part of the building that collapsed. The building is old and I think the collapse is due to old age,” the source, who sought anonymity as he was not authorised to speak, said.” The building is used by the police to keep old stuffs of piles of clothes.”

On Tuesday, ‎officers of the National Emergency Management Agency, NEMA, were at the scene of the incident while police officers from the Pedro police station, cordoned off the area.

No casualty was recorded from the collapse.

collapsed building at Pedro police barracks

The building is one of several dilapidated buildings in police barracks across the country.

In 2014, President Goodluck Jonathan, paid an unscheduled visit to the police college in Ikeja following a Channel Television Station report that exposed the dilapidated state and horrible living condition at the barracks in the college.

The story caused the government to carry out massive renovations of the buildings in the college. However, several other barracks are still in
bad shape.


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