One of the survivors of the collapsed church building in Uyo on Saturday, December 10, 2016, Charles Udoh, has narrated how he narrowly escaped death.
In a report by Punch Newspaper, Udoh, the Commissioner for Information and Strategy,recounted how he saw the Reigners Bible Church Int’l Inc collapsed in Uyo.
In his words: “Just as I stood near Governor Udom Emmanuel to ask for his permission, I saw the roof coming down.
“I wanted to prevent the main pillar from hitting me; I also wanted to try to get between the iron rods. However, I picked up a chair and the thing slammed the chair off my hand and landed on my head.
“I didn’t fall, but my phone dropped. I bent down to find my phone when I realised that my face was covered with blood.
“At that moment, the only thing that came to my mind was to get out of the rubble before I lost consciousness. As I got out, I saw some policemen and I was rushed to a hospital.”
“With the love I have received from the people of the state – the governor was here, the former governor and many others visited me – I am convinced that God has a purpose for me,” he said.
Udoh stated that the government would soon release the actual number of the victims.