Church Collapsed In Uyo During Service – Gov. Udom Escaped Death There

Church Collapsed In Uyo During Service – Gov. Udom Escaped Death There

It would have been very tragic on Saturday as a heavily-built church collapsed in Uyo – capital city of Akwa Ibom State and threatened about 60 lives.

The said church, Reigners Bible Church International, invited the Gov. Udom Emmanuel of Akwa Ibom as a special guest in her Consecration Service of the Founder, Pastor Akaninyene Urua, on that Saturday.

Virginjist gathered that it was not up to 35 minutes that the governor arrived the venue which is located along Uyo Village Road that the building fell.

Church Collapsed In Uyo

The church has been on four (4) Days power-packaged program titled “The Oil of Greatness” of which Saturday will make the last day with the consecration of the bishop.

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Church Collapsed In Uyo During Service – Gov. Udom Escaped Death There

The grand finale on Saturday was anticipated to be a great event as many important people including the governor of the State were in the event.

We learn that the program was ongoing in the church’s new mega cathedral which was hurriedly completed to meet up the event before the irons used in the construction started caving in.

According to one of the members of the church, the governor with his deputy, Moses Ekpo and other officials of the State came in and sat down. Activities were hurried up as they came in and it was about time to take offering that the irons started caving in.

The governor and his deputy with some of the officials were rushed out of the building by security operatives before the whole building collapsed on the remaining members killing many and injuring hundreds of people.

Rescue operatives including the FRSCN, Police operatives and others quickly rushed to the site and rescued about 6o persons from the remains.

It was a very tragic accident as a lot of people lost their lives while worshiping God. Three friends from the University of Uyo were recognized and confirmed dead in the incident.

Our reporter who witnessed the ugly situation said that the head of the church, Pastor Akaninyene Urua was brought out of the church building without any harm.

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One of the FRSCN officer, who was among the rescue team said more than 50 corpses have been taken to St. Luke Hospital. More victims are still being brought out from the collapsed building.

However, ASP Cordelia Nwawe, Police Public Relation Officer, said that the Police cannot say for sure how people who died in the incident as the rescue team are still in oparation.

Meanwhile, a lot of people have tried to find out what led to the collapse of the building. Some said it was because of the quick approach in completing the building in preparation for the program. Others argued that the founder of the church has a hand in the ugly incident and should be held for it.

But in all this, up to now there has not been any authentic cause of the collapsed church in Uyo. Meanwhile, the State Police have confirmed underground investigation into the tragic event.

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