• Tuesday, July 16, 2024
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Fire destroys sections of Christ Embassy Church Headquarters in Lagos


The Headquarters of the Christ Embassy Church, Oregun, Ikeja, Lagos State, in the early hours of Sunday was engulfed in fire.

Several videos and images shared by users of X, indicated this alongside a source who confirmed this.

The source who was present at the inferno added that no injury was been recorded.

Meanwhile, the cause of the fire is yet to be ascertained as of the time of filling this report.

However, Operatives of the Lagos State Fire and Rescue Service are also said to be at the scene to rescue the incident and further prevent damages of properties and loss of lives.

The men of the Lagos Fire Service were already on ground to rescue the situation at the time of this report and no life was reported lost.

Oyakhilome, in a Sunday service today while reacting to the fire incident, said the church will build a bigger edifice in no time.

“Nothing happens in the life of a child of God by accident. During the 2001 Ikeja cantonment bombing incident, the building vibrated so much and we thought it was going to collapse. I thought to myself that if it collapsed I was going to build a bigger, better one. At the end of the day it didn’t collapse and we called the engineers to see if there was any need to bring it down and rebuild but it was still okay.

“Now that this has happened, we will build a bigger, better, and more glorious one and the devil will lick his wound,” he said.

Recall that in 2014 and 2018, fire gutted the headquarters of the church owned by Pastor Chris Oyakhilome. Properties worth millionsof naira were also destroyed.

The 2014 source of the fire incident was said to be a power surge from one of the generating sets. However, no record of death or injury was recorded.

In 2018, four containers caught up in the fire contained electrical appliances, pumping machines and pieces of furniture.