One of the residents of Iju/Ishaga, where the Dana aircraft crashed, said she ran out naked when the plane hit their building.
The resident, who identified herself as Bidemi Adebayo, claimed she was taking her bath when the plane crashed.
“I was taking my bath when I heard the terrible noise. I have never heard that kind of noise before. I didn’t know what was happening and out of fear, I had to run out not bothering to cover up,” she said.
She said it was her neighbours who eventually gave her clothes to cover up when they noticed she was stark naked.
She said, “Who cares about my nakedness? At that moment, my nudity was the last thing on my mind. Can somebody be in between life and death and still be talking about being nude? I don’t care if people saw my nakedness.
“What of those who had died? Would they still be talking about being naked? I am very fat but I had to run for my life. My size didn’t deter me at all.”
Adebayo said she lost everything she had as a result of the crash and hoped that the government would come to their rescue.
“Some people have been helping us. Some people have given me money. I lost everything. I don’t even know how and where to start from again. At the moment, I am staying with my uncle at Abule-Egba,” she said.
Meanwhile, many of the displaced residents of Olaniyi Street have refused to relocate to a temporary site provided by the state government at Ayobo, Lagos. Some of the victims who spoke to our correspondent complained that the relief camp was far from their home.
One of them, Chidinma Iloka, said she went to the camp on Tuesday but came back to Iju the following day because she didn’t like what she saw.
Iloka claimed the relief camp was meant for ‘motherless children,’ as such, she couldn’t cope in such an environment.
“The food they gave us was for motherless children. I am not motherless. I cannot go to that place again. Look at my child. Mosquitoes have dealt with her. People who want to help us will not know how to reach us if we go and stay in that place. We would rather stay here than go to that far place,” she said.
Her views are not different from Chigozie Ugochukwu’s, another displaced resident.