Church Collapse: A’Ibom Govt Launches Manhunt For Contractors
The Akwa Ibom State Government has launched a manhunt for the contractors of the collapsed Reigners Bible Church International Inc, Uyo, which collapsed on Saturday, killing scores of people.
One of the personal assistants to Governor Udom Emmanuel on Media, Mr Aniekeme Finbarr said the governor 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.
Meanwhile, Senate President Bukola Saraki, has called for a probe of the disaster.
Saraki, in a statement by his Special Adviser on Media and Publicity, Yusuph Olaniyonu, on Sunday, commiserated with the people of Akwa Ibom over the incident.
He also called for investigation into the cause of the collapse, which caused the death of scores of people and injured many others.
While praying for speedy recovery for those still receiving medical attention in hospitals, he called for “urgent and thorough investigation to determine both the remote and immediate causes of the building collapse.
“I believe that such an investigation, if sincerely done, will help us to guard against unnecessary waste of lives, injuries and damage to property in the future. My heart goes out to all the victims, the Christian community in Akwa Ibom State and the entire people of the state.”