- Anglican bishops donated N10 million to the victims of the recent Onitsha fire incident
- The clerics while donating the money, called on the market traders to be prayerful and trust in God
- Receiving the donation, the chairman of Ochanja Market, Nelson Ojukwu, thanked the church and promised that all the affected victims will get their share of the money
The Church of Nigeria, Province of the Niger, Anglican Communion, has reportedly donated the sum of N10 million to the victims of the recent Onitsha fire incident.
The Anglican bishops, while donating the money, called on the market traders to be prayerful and trust in God.
Rt.Rev. Owen Nwokolo, one of the six bishops who donated the money on behalf of the church, said they decided to visit the traders to sympathise with them over the loss of their wares and shops in the recent fire incident.
Speaking after receiving the N10 million naira donation, the chairman of Ochanja Market, Nelson Ojukwu, thanked the church and promised that all the affected victims will get their share of the money.
In a similar case, a young man identified as Ekene Iwuoha was allegedly hailed as a hero of the tragic fire outbreak which occurred on Thursday, October 17, after helping to save lives.
The incident happened when a tanker fully loaded with petrol fell and exploded in flames that engulfed the market. Not fewer than seven lives were lost to the outbreak.
Meanwhile, Legit.ng had reported earlier that Onitsha residents scampered for safety in the morning of Friday, October 18, as a fuel tanker exploded along the Enugu-Onitsha expressway by Bessoy filling station in Anambra state.
The incident, which occurred around Omaba Phase 2, got eight houses and 22 cars burnt. It was learnt that the tanker was loaded with premium motor spirit, also known as petrol and was said to have fallen in the middle of the road spilling its content which flowed into drainages.
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