BREAKING: Tragic Scenes as Fire Razes Church in Lagos

BREAKING: Tragic Scenes as Fire Razes Church in Lagos

  • The auditorium of the Household of David church in Ikeja, a local government area of Lagos state, has been razed down by fire
  • Details of the incident were made known by Amodu Shakiri, the Lagos State Fire Service spokesperson
  • The church also confirmed that no life was lost in the tragic incident as they urged members and the general public to keep calm journalist Segun Adeyemi has over 9 years of experience covering political events, civil societies, courts, and metro

Ikeja, Lagos - Emerging reports have confirmed a fire incident at the Household of David church in Ikeja local government area of Lagos state.

Amodu Shakiri, the Lagos State Fire Service spokesperson, affirmed the occurrence.

The tragic fire incident occurred in Ikeja area of Lagos state
According to reports, no causalities have been recorded in the fire incident. Photo Credit: Benson Ibeabuchi
Source: Getty Images

According to The Nation, he explained that the incident occurred due to overheating of the church's auditorium roof, leading to its collapse and the subsequent ignition of a fire.

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Shakiri reassured the public that fire service personnel, working with other pertinent authorities, are actively handling and overseeing the situation.

This development occurred one week after NEMA confirmed a fire incident at the Mandilas building on Lagos Island, Lagos State, affecting approximately 6,700 traders, 450 shops, 30 offices, two hotels, and five restaurants.

Alhaja Adeniji Rashidat, the Iya Oja of the Atunwase International Market, provided the information.

NEMA stated that the fire extended to nearby market stalls at Atunwase International Market, significantly damaging the main building.

Church management reacts to fire incident

Before the incident occurred, the church had planned to host a "Mercy Conference" featuring notable ministers and gospel artists.

In response to the unexpected situation, the Senior Pastor, Olusola Osunmakinde, urged members and the public to maintain their faith in God.

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Despite the setback, Pastor Osunmakinde assured the church members that the scheduled programme for Wednesday, January 31, would proceed as planned at the designated venue.

As quoted by New Telegraph, he said:

“Some people saw the whole thing from the beginning, and by the grace of God, We’ll have a greater recovery.
“We’ve had a time that nothing happens in the church without God showing somebody. Not even many times but this one, Nobody!
“As many members are coming in, nobody should feel bad. Pastor Shola will be around tonight, so get ready and rejoice in the Lord."

Fire guts INEC office in Ibadan

In another similar report, the INEC office in Ibadan's southeast local government was gutted by fire.

The state's Resident Electoral Commissioner (REC), Dr Adeniran Tella, confirmed the fire outbreak.

It was gathered that the tragic incident occurred at about 10:30 am on Friday, January 26, as it adds to the list of tragedies in the state in less than two weeks.


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Segun Adeyemi (Current Affairs and Politics Editor) Segun Adeyemi is a journalist with over 9 years of experience as an active field reporter, editor, and editorial manager. He has had stints with Daily Trust newspaper, Daily Nigerian, and News Digest. He currently works as an editor for's current affairs and politics desk. He holds a degree in Mass Communication (Adekunle Ajasin University). He is a certified digital reporter by Reuters, AFP and the co-convener of the annual campus journalism awards. Email:

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