12 bodies recovered from collapsed building in Jos



Following the report of a building that collapsed in the Plateau capital recently, a rescue team comprising of the Plateau State Emergency Management Agency (SEMA), the Nigerian Red Cross and the Nigerian Security and Civil Defense Corpse (NSCDC) on Tuesday recovered 12 bodies from the rubles of the residential house in Jos.

The combined effort of the team had on Monday evening recovered 4 bodies – on the resumption of the search-and-rescue on Tuesday morning, the team discovered six more bodies including those of the owner of the three-storey apartment Alhaji Kabiru Nalele popularly known as ‘Sariki’ (King) within the environment.

The owner of the apartment visited as usual when the building collapsed killing him, his two wives and nine others. It was learnt the three-storey apartment’s ground floor was used as shops while the two floors were used as residential.

The ground floor contained a pharmaceutical store that deals with retail and wholesale drugs.

Junni Bala, Director of Search and Rescue, Plateau State Emergency Management Agency (SEMA) said: “The two-storey building located at Butcher Line, Dilimi in Jos North Local Government Area of Plateau State fell at about 6pm local time trapping many.

“Rescuers recovered four corpses on Monday night from the rubble before discovering six others on Tuesday. Four other people were critically injured in the disaster”