- Residential buildings and electricity infrastructure around the building were affected by the collapse
- According to sources four individuals including the pastor were observing prayers at the church building before the incident occurred
A Dunamis Church located at Mission Ward North Bank in Makurdi, the Benue State capital has collapsed
WITHIN NIGERIA gathered that the incident which occurred in the early hours of Tuesday left a pastor dead as the building caved in.
According to sources four individuals including the pastor were observing prayers at the church building before the incident occurred.
The other three individuals escaped the wreckage.
Residential buildings and electricity infrastructure around the building were affected by the collapse.
The cause of the incident is however unclear as at the time of filing this report.
Speaking with Journalists, the Police Public Relations Officer for the Benue State Police Command, Anene Sewuese Catherine, confirmed the incident.
“Only one person has been confirmed dead for now”, she said.
However, police operatives from the C Division, North Bank, are already on the ground as emergency officials were on their way to the scene of the collapsed building.
In another development, the Nigerian Institute of Building (NIOB) says is collaborating with the Lagos State government to reduce building collapse in the state.
Chairman, NIOB, Lagos Mr Lucky Isename, stated this at a conference in Lagos announcing the 32nd Lagos Builder’s conference and Annual General Meeting slated for Oct. 11 to 12th.
Isename said the conference and AGM will X-ray issues of sustainability in construction to mitigate building collapse.
According to him, Lagos State has beautiful laws that need implementation, hence NIOB’s collaboration with the government towards implementing and enforcing the Lagos State Development Planning Law, 2019.
He said experts would discuss functions of registered builders, expectations, ethics, rights of clients, government regulation and other vital issues that would nip building collapse in the bud.
“The collaboration with Lagos State Ministry of Physical Planning and Urban Development is to make sure that the Lagos State Physical Development Planning Law 2019, is fully enforced to mitigate building collapse in the state.