The dog being kept by residents of the collapsed building which left three people dead on Friday at Herbert Macaulay Street, Ebute Meta, Lagos, gave signs of the impending danger.
This is according to residents of the street who gave the account of how the building collapsed.
In a statement made available to the press by the Territorial Coordinator of the National Emergency Management Agency, NEMA, Mr Ibrahim Farinloye, the dog, according to the residents behaved in a strange way as a warning before the house collapsed.
Said the NEMA official: “According to accounts of residents, a dog that the people in the collapsed building had been taking care of got to the building and started barking in a sorrowful manner and refused to eat or enter the building. Some minutes after the dog left, the building went down.”
FrontPage reports that three persons are reported to have died in the Friday morning disaster.
The figure was announced by Farinloye.
The dead are a male adult, female adult and a 12 years old boy.
He explained that the two-storey building with a pent house collapsed at about 9.30 a.m.
He said the Lagos Building Control Agency, LASBCA, had issued evacuation notice several times and all the original occupants had parked out.
Those still in the house were said to be illegal occupant.
According to Farinloye, it was alleged that the property had been sold about four months ago.