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Two top government officials in Akwa Ibom were seriously injured as the Governor escaped death by the whiskers after a church building collapsed today.

Governor Emmanuel Udom
 
Governor Emmanuel Udom Escaped death by the whiskers today at the Reigners Church as he was steathily whisked out of the premises by his security personnel. The building collapsed and …. ed atleast 90 worshipers with many others trapped in the rubble. 
 
The Governor was at the venue of the incident attending the consecration of Pastor Akan Weeks as a Bishop on Saturday, when the church building collapsed.
 
The Secretary to the State Government, Mr. Etekamba Umoren, was said to have sustained an injury and was taken to an undisclosed hospital in the state. It was also gathered that the Chief Press Secretary to the Governor, Ekerette Udoh was also injured in the tragedy.
 
 
The Commissioner of Police, Mr. Murtala Mani, who confirmed the incident, said he could not ascertain the number of those dead or trapped in the building.
“I don’t know how many people have died from the collapsed building or those trapped,” he said.
 
According to Channels Tv, an eyewitness said they were already inside the building when they noticed that the upper part of the building was caving in.

“We saw the building coming down and everybody started running for safety,” she said. Governor, who escaped death, said a panel would be setup to investigate the incident.
 
According to him, many worshipers are in critical condition
 
“Accessing this in the face of somebody who is not an engineer, we see a lot of defects in the construction. We will try as much as possible to bring those who were care|€Xs about this to book.


 
“I will make contact immediately both the Nigerian Society of Engineers and  a team of engineers here in Akwa Ibom to assess whether there were pure negligence on the part of those that did this,” Governor Emmanuel told reporters.
 
He said it was a devastating incident, wondering why it should happen at this time.
 
“Actually, it is not a good thing and we are really devastated that this could happen.

“Be rest assured on the part of government, we will do everything possible to make sure that this will never happen again in this state,” he added.
 
The number of persons …. ed in the incident have not been confirmed by any agency. After the building came down, rescue operations were launched to remove the debris.

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Two top government officials in Akwa Ibom were seriously injured as the Governor escaped death by the whiskers after a church building collapsed today. Governor Emmanuel Udom   Governor Emmanuel Udom Escaped death by the whiskers today at the Reigners Church as he was steathily whisked out of the...