Uyo Church Building Collapse: Police Put Death Toll at 29, Governor Orders Arrest of Contractors


The Akwa Ibom State Police Command has said the death toll in Saturday’s building collapse at the Reigners Bible Church International, Uyo, had risen to 29.

According to the state’s Police Public Relations Officer, ASP Cordelia Nwawe, the names of those killed cannot be released until it completes the profiling of the dead victims, but puts the death toll at 29.

The Akwa Ibom State Government has launched a manhunt for the builder of the collapsed church. According to reports, Governor Udom Emmanuel has ordered the arrest of the contractors and engineers, who handled the building.

He said they should be made to answer certain questions so that the state would get to the root of the matter.

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