New reports just gathered has shown that an aide to the Akwa Ibom state Governor Udom gave up his life to save his master's during the Uyo church collapse disaster.
In the disaster, at least 27 persons lost their lives, while others sustained injuries when the roof and the iron beams in the building housing Reigners Bible Church, Uyo, collapsed on Saturday during a church ceremony.
According to a church Evangelist Ubong Mboho, who was inside the collapsed building told some news men that he witnessed the governor’s aide sacrifice his life to save the governor.
“He (the governor’s aide) was standing close to the governor. I saw him push the governor away from danger when the building started falling,” said Mr. Mboho
Unfortunately, the governor’s aide, later identified as Ernest Idem, couldn’t get out alive; he was hit by the iron beams and he died instantly, Mr. Mboho said.
Governor Emmanuel further corroborated the story when he recounted how God saved him from dying in the ill fated incident.