A very sad news.
A 12 -year-old boy was, yesterday, swept away by flood in Ejigbo area of Lagos.
This is just as nine buildings, including a police barracks, went up in flames yesterday. Although no life was lost in the different fire incidents, several families were rendered homeless.
At press time, information on how the 12-year-old boy met his death was still sketchy. But it was gathered that he was swept by flood into a canal at Orilowo area of Ejigbo. At 7p.m. yesterday, he was yet to be rescued.
Spokesperson for the South-West Zone of the National Emergency Management Agency, NEMA, Ibrahim Farinloye, confirmed the incident, saying rescue effort would commence fully today.
However, officials of Lagos State Fire Service were reportedly sighted at the scene. The state’s Fire Service Director, Rasaq Fadipe stated that Ikotun Fire station was on ground.
Meanwhile, on the fire incidents, Fadipe said the service attended to all nine incidents, when contacted, thereby preventing the spread.
He listed the affected buildings to include a twin building at 10 Bornu Crescent Road, Apapa, where the top floor was affected; buildings on Aromire Street, Allen Avenue; Olowokere Street, Agege and a storey building at Suramogaji Street, off Cooker Street, Ilupeju.
“There was also a fire outbreak at Hazzan Street, Greenville Estate, Ajah, and another involving a two-storey building at Adekunle Police Barracks,” he said, disclosing that one of his men, who died while rescuing a man that fell into a well was also buried yesterday.
Contacted, Lagos State Police Public Relations Officer, Kenneth Nwosu, said only a flat was affected at the Adekunle Police Barracks.
According to him, “no life was lost. The fire only affected Flat 26, Block 4, belonging to a Corporal. All the property was destroyed”