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Dunamis Church Tragedy: Pastor Dies in Building Collapse

Makurdi, Benue State – In a heart-wrenching incident, a church building belonging to Dunamis Church, situated at Mission Ward North Bank in Makurdi, the capital of Benue State, collapsed on Monday, resulting in the tragic loss of the church’s pastor.

According to an eyewitness account, the collapse occurred while the pastor was leading a prayer session inside the church. Four other individuals who were praying alongside the pastor sustained injuries of varying degrees as the structure crumbled around them.

Nath, an eyewitness who rushed to the scene to help with rescue efforts, recounted the harrowing incident, stating, “As soon as we heard the collapse of the building, we rushed to the place in an attempt to rescue them. It took some minutes before we could rescue the victims. Meanwhile, four people were injured, and one person we later understand to be the pastor was found dead.”

The Commissioner of Police in Benue State, Bartholomew Onyeka, confirmed the tragic occurrence to journalists on Tuesday, shedding light on the details of the incident. He stated, “Something like that happened, just one person died in the process. You know when debris falls on people like that, the immediate reaction is what happens to the victims. So, people who rushed there were able to rescue four people; unfortunately, one person died. The injured persons are responding to treatment in a hospital where they were taken to.”

This devastating event has sent shockwaves through the local community and the wider religious community, as investigations into the incident are expected to unravel the circumstances surrounding the collapse of the church building and the tragic loss of the pastor’s life.

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