Wike Arrests Owner Of Collapsed Building in Abuja in Order to Settle Residents


The Federal Capital Territory (FCT) minister, Nyesom Wike, has instructed the immediate arrest of the owner of a collapsed building in Abuja. The two-storey building collapsed on Wednesday night, trapping at least 39 residents. 

Two individuals have been confirmed dead, while 37 have been rescued and taken to various hospitals. The building, located at Lagos Crescent, Garki Village, was one of the few storey buildings in the area. Rescue efforts were initially slow due to the lack of immediate access to an excavator, and the operation was carried out manually.

The FCT minister's order to identify and arrest the building owner demonstrates the seriousness with which the authorities are treating this incident. The collapse has resulted in tragic loss of life and has highlighted the need for stricter regulations and enforcement of building standards. The rescue efforts were complicated by the lack of equipment, emphasizing the importance of preparedness in emergency response. As investigations continue, it is likely that further measures will be taken to prevent such incidents in the future.