Meet the two babies, who survived the Uyo Church building collapse
By Sewe Ishola
Even though, lots of lives were lost in the Uyo Church building, which collapsed recently, the lives of these babies; 2-year-old David and his sister, 5-year-old Benita Ima, were spared according to new reports on the incident.
The siblings had reportedly gone to church with their father, Mr Uko Ima, a staff of the Nigerian Television Authority in the state, but were injured during the collapse and had to be hospitalised.
Their parents also escaped unhurt, according to a report that was released.
“A staff with the Nigeria Television Authority, NTA Uyo, Mr. Uko Ima, has every reason to remain eternally grateful first to God almighty, and secondly, the Ibom Specialist Hospital built by the former Governor of Akwa Ibom State, Senator Godswill Akpabio.
His two children; a boy, little Master David Uko Ima, who is two and a half year old and a little girl, Benita Uko Ima who were victims of the black Saturday, 10th December, 2016 where the Reigners Bible Church collapsed on worshippers during the bishopric enthronement of their church General Overseer, Apostle Akan Weeks, are a living testimony of the Amazing grace of God.
Giving details of the tragic incident to members of a fact finding investigation team from the Forum of Independent Newspaper Publishers in the state who were at the hospital to ascertain the actual figures of victims both dead and alive from the casualty, the father of the children, Mr. Uko Ima who was with them alongside the wife in the church and baby, during the Unfortunate incident, said the building collapsed on his children, inflicting deep injury on the head and other parts of the body. While, the two children were affected, the father and mother who were also trapped in the building, were not hurt.
5 year old Benita Uko Ima sustained head injury, the 2 and a half year old David, had a fracture on the right hand and a deep cut on head. Of the three children he has, two were affected, while the other was not hurt.”
They are reportedly responding to treatment at the Ibom Specialist Hospital.