TVC E. Ini Edo has revealed that she was meant to have been at the service that has cost hundreds their life and only narrowly escaped the disaster.
The Nollywood actress revealed that she could have been among the victims, but for the traffic from Calabar to Uyo which lasted for seven hours.
Explaining how the terrible traffic on her way to the church might have saved her life, Edo wrote via both of her Instagram accounts:
“2 days ago, I was very bitter about the unreliable nature of some of our airlines cancelling flights without prior notice thereby hindering my plans to attend a church service ceremony held in uyo. Now out of determination, I took a flight to Calabar with the hope of being in uyo just in time for the service since the journey between Calabar and uyo was just about an hour.
“The journey ended up taking over 7hrs because of an unexplainable traffic. No accident, good road no hitches just a headlock traffic. Whilst in the car, I started wondering why all my efforts to be at the service was being thwarted… then I got a call, that the entire church building had collapsed during the course of the service …. Once again, God had saved me..
“My heart goes out to the families of the departed..may the good Lord grant them the heart to bear the loss.
“Everyday we see is a blessing..it’s not because we are special or better..It’s the exceeding Grace of our Lord Jesus. I am so humbled and grateful to God for preserving me… Happy thanksgiving…”
The roof of the Reigners Bible Church building in Uyo, Akwa Ibom caved in on its worshippers on Saturday, December 10, 2016 during an ordination service for its pastor, Akan Weeks, to become Bishop.
So far, over 200 people have been reported dead with many others injured.