- Two people have lost their lives in Taraba state following a church collapse in Takum Local government area
- The two victims of the church collapse have been identified as Demenege James and Mwueze Terzunwe
- Meanwhile, chairman of Takum council, Shiban Tikari said the injured are receiving treatment at a primary health care centre within the community
Two Nigerians have lost their lives when the building of their church collapsed on them in Taraba state.
The incident which occurred during a church service caused injury to many worshippers.
The church, Holy Ghost Church, is located in Chanchanji community, Takum local government area of the state.
Chairman of Takum council, Shiban Tikari confirmed the incident to Channels Television via a phone conversation.
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The victims – Demenege James and Mwueze Terzunwe – were said to be worshipping in the church in Peva village before the building caved in, TVC added.
He disclosed that the injured are receiving treatment at a primary health care centre within the community.
Tragedy as two-story building collapses on Nigerian pastor
The National Emergency Management Agency (NEMA) disclosed that the building, which was under construction, is located at 77 Tapa Road, Oke-Ojo at Isawo community.
The late pastor was said to be the landlord of the collapsed property. Ibrahim Farinloye, the acting zonal coordinator of the southwest zonal office of NEMA confirmed the incident.
APC commends Buhari for appointing Mustapha Habib as New NEMA boss
Meanwhile, the All Progressives Congress (APC) has expressed excitement over the recent appointment of Ahmed Mustapha Habib as the new director-general of NEMA.
Habib, a Business Administration graduate from Ahmadu Bello University, Zaria, took over from Air Vice Marshal Muhammadu Alhaji Muhammad (rtd).
In a congratulatory letter signed by the acting national secretary of the APC, SenatorJohn James Akpanudoedehe, the ruling party thanked President Muhammadu Buhari for considering the new appointee worthy of the position.
LASEMA shares photos as 5-year-old boy dies in Lagos building collapse
Thursday, July 8, was indeed a day of mourning for residents of Church Street on Lagos Island as an infant in the 19th building was confirmed dead after the structure collapsed.
Reporting the issue on its Facebook page on Thursday, the Lagos State Emergency Management Agency (LASEMA) said it got a distress call on its toll-free line in the night of the ill-fated day.
LASEMA said that although officers gave a swift response to the call by arriving at the scene and saved a lot of residents in the area except for a five-year-old boy.