A church in Akwa Ibom State was demolished on the orders of thestate government.
Giving reasons for the demolition, the state revealed that the building was demolished to avoid community transmission of Coronavirus.
The church building that was demolished belonged to the Knowledge of God Ministry, Uyo.
The reason why the building was demolished was disclosed by the newly appointed Chief of staff to Governor Udom Emmanuel of Akwa Ibom State, Ephraim Iny ang-eyen.
In his submission, he said;
“We got a tip from a concerned citizen informing us that a certain church located at Paulinus Urua Street, Uyo, behind the Ministry of Works was having a special prayer service and we immediately responded.
What we saw was a total disaster. Over one thousand people had assembled in a small cubicle; no social distancing and none of them was wearing a face mask.
In response to this act of lawlessness and in order to avoid the risk of community transmission of COVID-19 in Akwa Ibom State, we decided to arrest the pastor and some members of the church and the building demolished.”
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