NEMA calls off rescue operation at Abuja collapsed building

Yemi Osinbajo Boss Mustapha and others at site of Abuja collapsed building

The National Emergency Management Agency (NEMA) has called off its operations at the site of the building that collapsed in Jabi, Abuja on Friday.

NEMA Director General, Mustapha Maihaja, officially called off the operation after the agency’s search and rescue team confirmed that there was no remaining body buried under the collapsed building.

Mr Maihaja also confirmed one person dead and six were injured in the unfortunate incident.

He said that one of the six injured persons was in critical condition and was receiving adequate medical attention.

“The incidence happened unannounced, the FCT Emergency Management Agency that is responsible responded promptly.

“All other stakeholders brought their support to assist them and a good work has been done to rescue those that were trapped.

“It is an uncompleted building that was abandoned for a long time and I was made to understand that there were no people living there, only the illegal occupants were there.

“Seven people were brought out, one was certified dead, one severely wounded among those injured

“This is a professional job, professionals were deployed here. They professionally combed the whole site and they could not find any other than what they were able to get.

“I think when a professional speak we should respect their opinion,” Maihaja said.

Those injured in the collapsed building were rushed to the Gwarinpa General Hospital for treatment after which they were referred to Zankli Hospital, Jabi.

The corpse of the victim was deposited at the Asokoro General Hospital.