The House on the Rock church on James Wolfesen Drive, Airport
Road , Federal Capital Territory, Abuja, has reportedly lost Property worth millions of naira to a fire incident that occurred yesterday, Sunday.
The church building, which is known as `Citadel and Towers’
with a sitting capacity of 10, 000, went up in flames at about
2pm as the rain was falling.
According to an eyewitness, the fire began after the Sunday service had closed. She also said the plastic materials on the top floor of the building burned quickly, and spread to the second floor and onto
the pulpit. Half of the building located on Airport Road was
destroyed before the firemen were able to tame the fire.
As at the time of report, nobody could ascertain the cause of the fire, and the church is yet to make an official statement over the incident .
According to the Head of FCT Fire Service, Garki Station, Mr. Stanley Ujobo, the fire fighters were professionals trained to fight fire and would not rush into a building without proper strategy.
He then advised Nigerians intending to build such big structures to consult the fire service for professional guidance on what type of materials to use.
Motorists and some members of the church who witnessed the fire incident from a distance were seen worshipping and singing praises to God for averting a bigger calamity as the church service had ended only an hour before the incident occurred.