Lagos Fire Service quenches fire at Christ Embassy headquarters

(Christ Embassy building on fire)

Believers Loveworld Incorporated, aka Christ Embassy, had its headquarters in Oregun, Ikeja, engulfed in fire on Sunday morning, June 23.

Lagos State Fire and Rescue Service (LSFRS) officials were at the scene to contain the situation. According to the Director of the organization, Margaret Adeseye, no lives were lost.

Adeseye released a statement on the incident: “At 07:27 hours, a fire outbreak was reported at the Christ Embassy Church located on Billings Way, Ikeja.

“Firefighting units from Alausa and Ikeja fire stations were promptly dispatched and arrived at the scene by 07:36 hours. The church auditorium was found to be engulfed in flames. The fire is currently under control.”

She added that some areas of the building were brought down to enable a total extinguishing of the fire.

Adeseye added that some parts of the building have been pulled down to ensure that the fire is completely extinguished.

In her words: “LASEMA’s excavator is being used to pull down some parts of the building to ensure complete extinguishment and prevent further structural collapse.

“The cause of the fire has not yet been determined, and investigations are underway to ascertain its origin. No casualties have been reported at this time. Updates will be provided as more information becomes available.”

The president of the mega-church, Pastor Chris Oyakhilome, has reacted to the incident and is in high spirits. Several social media users have also expressed sympathy about the unfortunate incident.

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