Police, others coordinate rescue operations after Gwarimpa building collapse

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Following the collapse of a 3-storey building under construction in Gwarinpa, Abuja, today, the Federal Capital Territory (FCT) Police Command has deployed operatives to assist in the ongoing rescue of victims and the general safety of the area.

The Commissioner of Police, CP Sadiq Abubakar, who visited the scene, has assured that the FCT Police would provide all necessary support to ensure the ease of the rescue operations and to ensure hoodlums do not take advantage of the situation.

He also pledged the support of the command to aid the functions of Building Regulatory and Investigative Bodies within the FCT.

The CP, who described the situation as ‘very unfortunate’, called on the residents of the area to remain vigilant and to report any suspicious movement to the Police. He prayed that the victims, especially those reportedly trapped under the rubble, would be rescued and stabilized accordingly.

According to the spokesperson of the command, DSP Josephine Adeh, “The public is therefore urged to maintain vigilance and report suspicious activities to the police through the following emergency numbers: 08032003913, 08061581938, 07057337653, and 08028940883, while the Public Complaint Bureau (PCB) desk, which could be reached at 0902 222 2352.”

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