One of the survivors of the collapsed church building in Uyo on Saturday, December 10, 2016, Charles Udoh, the Commissioner for Information and Strategy, has narrated how he narrowly escaped death, recounting 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.