When asked, authorities did not provide any reasons or explanations on why the church collapsed. They iterated however that efforts are underway to rescue the remaining victims who were still trapped beneath the rubble. According to eye witnesses, the church caved around people attending a ceremony in which the church consecrated the pastor who was becoming a bishop.
Uyo is the capital of Akwa Ibom state, which is in Nigeria’s coastal southern region. The Akwa Ibom State government has reportedly already began assembling a panel of inquiry in order to be able to find what caused the accident. Those who were injured will be compensated for their medical treatment cost.