kabiru Sasore a three-year-old boy who survived the recent building collapse which claimed about 20 lives at Ita Faji on Lagos Island, on Monday said he is afraid of going to school again.
Kabiru said he was eating in class when he suddenly heard a loud sound, thinking it was a bomb.
“I was eating in my class when my school collapsed, I heard a loud sound, and the school went down.
I was afraid and never wanted to go to the school that day, I later saw a caterpillar.
Though I am fine, I am still suffering from neck pain.” He said he is afraid to go to school again because he does not want to experience a similar incident again.
His Aunty, Balikis Muhammed said he was discharged from the Lagos State University Teaching Hospital (LASUTH ) on Thursday, adding that he is still in medication and has an appointment in the hospital next Thursday.
“His mother, Idera, is not feeling fine due to the shock from the incident; she is currently on admission in the hospital.
When I saw him in the hospital last Thursday, when he woke up, he told us that they bombed his school.
He was shouting the name of his friend from the same school who was by his bedside, that one was asleep but Kabiru continuously shouted his name and was banging on his bed till that one woke up, opened his eyes and shouted Daddy.
Another survival, Farouk Abimbola, Seven years old, in Primary 3, said he was in his class receiving lectures when the incident happened.
“We were in the class reading with our teacher when the building started shaking and suddenly collapsed. I heard a loud sound and I saw pillars coming down.
I later saw caterpillar, also sand covering my leg and my head; some people carried and removed me from the sand and took me to the hospital, my leg and my hand are still paining me”. He said.