A three-storey building has collapsed in Kubwa Satellite town, Abuja, trapping several person.
The Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corps said the building collapsed in the early hours of Friday.
The building, located at Hamza Abdullahi Street Off Gado Nasco Road is said to be under construction.
Security agencies and National Emergency Management Agency officials were on ground trying to rescue those trapped in the rubble, according to Channels TV.
A resident in the neighbourhood, one Mr Emmanuel Omeke, claimed the collapsed building was initially a shopping mall but was recently converted into residential apartments.
He suggested the collapse may have resulted from the addition of extra blocks to the structure.
Ifunanya Ikueze is an Engineer, Safety Professional, Writer, Investor, Entrepreneur and Educator.