Mr. Udom Emmanuel, the Akwa-Ibom State Governor escaped death today as the Reigners Bible Church located along Uyo village Road collapsed leading to loss of lives.
It was gathered that many worshippers and visitors including the governor Mr. Udom Emmanuel sustained serious injuries.
An eyewitness said the ugly incident occurred about 11,:00am, just few minutes after governor Udom Emmanuel and his entourage entered inside the church.
She added the governor and many others however narrowly escaped death but sustained serious injuries.
Udom Emmanuel was supposed to be a special guest at the ordination of the founder of the church, pastor Akan Weeks as bishop.
A reliable police source said. “As we speak now all the patrol teams within Uyo are there trying to rescue as many as they can. But they said they needed a crane
“You know a big function is supposed to hold there today. But I heard that they had to hire Julius Berger cranes because that is the kind of machine that can be used under such situation’
However emergency ambulances were spotted along barracks Road about 12:30pm carrying some of the wounded victims and heading towards the Ibom specialist hospital at Itam.
The governor’s condition was not ascertained at the time of filing this report even as sources said he was rushed out immediately the unfortunate incident occurred.
Also the number of deaths has not been confirmed yet even though no fewer than 30 persons were feared dead on the spot.