Nigeria drama: Church roof collapse kills at least 160

The human toll ofroof collapse of Reigners Bible Church International which occurred in Nigeria on Saturday increased. The director of a hospital confided that there would be at least 160 victims.

According to the statements of several witnesses, the Reigners Bible Church International was still under construction during the large gathering which was organized on Saturday on the occasion of the enthronement of the apostle Akan Weeks as bishop.


According to Etete Peters of Uyo University the morgues are full and the death toll of 160 is still provisional. Edikan Peters, a youth leader, claims that many victims are in private morgues all around the town of Uyo.

Emmanuel Udom, the governor of Akwa Ibom State, of which Uyo is the capital, was present at the scene of the accident and was able to survive. He announced yesterday on Facebook that the government would cover all the medical costs of the injured and asked that we pray for them.

“The Government will bear the cost of medical care for all the injured. We have never had such a shocking accident in the history of our beloved state. […] We urge the Christian community to show their support, love and understanding in prayers for the families of the victims and for the state. . "

The governor has decreed two days of mourning, a ceremony in tribute to the victims will be held Monday afternoon.

The President of Nigeria Muhammadu Buhari assured the residents of Akwa Ibom of his support.

“Any tragedy that affects any part of Nigeria affects us all. Our thoughts and prayers continue to be with the people of Akwa Ibom. "

Pray for our loved ones in Nigeria struck by this terrible accident.


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