Spokesperson, National Emergency Management Agency, NEMA, Ibrahim Farinloye said that the mudslide collapsed on shanties in the area and that the victim, Mrs Faisa Muhammed just married ten days ago before she lost her life in the unfortunately incident.
He said Mrs. Muhammed lived with her newly wedded husband and her mother in the area.Lagos State Commissioner for Environment, Dr. Babatunde Adejare has ordered squatters living in the shanties around Amara-Olu community to vacate the area immediately.
He described the area where the incident occurred as a wetland which was not meant for habitation in the first place. Akindele also disclosed that residents of other nearby houses were evacuated to safety.
He said the scene of the incident is close to a canal which had earlier been identified as a flashpoint.