A 3-year-old boy, Kabiru Sasore, who survived the recent building collapse at Ita Faji on Lagos Island, has expressed fears of returning to school.
Kabirubwas discharged last week from the hospital he was rushed to after the incident which claimed over 20 lives. His mother is said to be in a private hospital receiving treatment for shock.
Speaking to news men about his ordeal, Kabiru stated that he was eating in his class when he heard a loud bomb which he thought was a bomb.
“I was eating in my class when my school collapsed, I heard a loud sound, and our school shook and all of us fell on each other. I was afraid and I didn’t want to go to school that day, I later saw a caterpillar. Though I am fine but my back is still painting me and my neck.” he said
Fear of a reoccurrence of the experience has plunged Kabiru into ohovia for school.
According to his Aunty, Balikis Muhammed, who is currently nursing him, the kid was discharged from the Lagos State University Teaching Hospital (LASUTH ) on Thursday. She added that he is still on 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 in the hospital, what he told us was that they bombed his school, everybody shook and it was not fair. He was shouting the name of his friend from the same school who was by his bed side, that one was asleep but Kabiru continuously shouted his name and was banging on his bed till that one woke up, opened his eyes, shouted Daddy.” she said
Another survival, Farouk Abimbola, Seven years old, in Primary 3, narrated his own ordeal.
“We were in the class reading with our teacher when the building suddenly started shacking and it collapsed, I heard a loud sound and I saw pillars coming down. I later saw caterpillar then sand was 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.