Christ Embassy prevents journalists from accessing scene of fire incident

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Journalists behind the barricade.. PHOTO: ENIOLA DANIEL

The management of Christ Embassy Church, Oregun, Lagos, vehemently prevented journalists from accessing the scene of the fire incident that broke out at the church’s former headquarters in Oregun, Ikeja, Lagos.

The fire broke out in the church around 7:30 a.m. while the members were arriving for service.

It was alleged that the church members had prevented those who came around to help quench the fire before the arrival of the Lagos State Emergency Management Agency (LASEMA) but they were restricted.

The action of respondents was over fear that the fire could spread to a gas station behind the church’s building. Journalists who were asked to stay away were also asked not to film.

Speaking, Director of the Lagos State Fire and Rescue Service (LSFRS), Margaret Adeyeye, said: “The fire outbreak at the Christ Embassy in Ikeja should not cause alarm. No life was lost in the incident and it’s under control.”

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Source: Guardian Newspaper