A church building in Taraba State, Nigeria has reportedly claimed atleast 2 lives and injured many worshipers after collapsing.
Chairman of Takum council, Shiban Tikari confirmed the incident to the media on Saturday, and confirmed that the Injured are receiving medical treatment at a primary health care centre within the community.
The church called ‘Holy Ghost Church’,located in Chanchanji community, Takum Local Government Area of the state reportedly caved in while A service was going on.
The church’s collapse has stired reactions on social media and worry to many worshippers across the Country.
In 2016, a similar incident happened that killed at least 160 people after a southern Nigeria church building whose construction, worshipers said, had been rushed slumped.
Hundreds of people — including the governor of Nigeria’s Akwa Ibom state in the south — were inside Reigners Bible Church International in Uyo when metal girders reportedly buckled and crashed onto worshippers.
In 2014, 116 people died when a multistory guesthouse of the Synagogue Church of All Nations collapsed in Lagos, Nigeria’s largest city.
An investigation revealed that “Buildings collapse often in Nigeria because of endemic corruption that allows contractors to use substandard materials and bribe inspectors to ignore shoddy work or a lack of permits.”