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Ikoyi building collapse: Female corps member who redeployed from Borno to Lagos confirmed dead

The lifeless body of a 26-year-old member of the National Youth Service Corps (NYSC) Zainab Sanni Oyindamola has been found in the 21-storey building that collapsed in Ikoyi area of Lagos.

The lifeless body of Zainab, who was serving with the construction company, Fourscore Homes Limited, was pulled out from the rubbles on Wednesday, November 3.

According to Daily Trust, the deceased was among the six Corps members deployed to the company. But while others escaped by whisker on the fateful day, Oyindamola got trapped in the rubbles.

A family member, who spoke with journalists at the scene of the incident, said Oyindamola resumed work at the company about three weeks ago.

She has been coming here since then. We don’t even know why they sent her here. She was originally posted to Borno but her mother redeployed her. If we had known, we would have allowed her to continue her youth service in that state

We asked her not to go to Borno because of the insurgency but she went there for the three-week orientation and came back alive only to come and die. She was a very humble and respectful girl, she would greet everybody when she arrived from work every day. She is the first daughter of her mother and they are just two.

Meanwhile, friends and colleagues have taken to Facebook to mourn the deceased.

 

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