Yesterday, a fire broke out at the Synagogue Church of All Nations in Lagos’ Ikotun neighborhood.
Families, church members, and others are participating in a light parade in honor of the late Church’s founder, Prophet Temitope Joshua, also known as T.B Joshua.
Around 11 p.m., a fire broke out on the church’s grounds, destroying a storehouse. Members of the church who had attended the night of tributes and candlelight procession in his honor had to flee for their lives as a result of this incident.
On Tuesday, firefighters arrived at the scene of the fire at 12:19 a.m., according to reports.
The fire had been put out before the fire department arrived, according to an eyewitness.
“An electrical spark at the control room caused the fire. It happened after the candlelight procession,” he added.
The church confirmed the fire incident in a press statement, saying there was no casualty.
The statement read, “In the late evening of Monday 5th July 2021, there was a minor electrical fire incident at a storehouse within The Synagogue, Church Of All Nations complex.
“The incident was quickly brought under control without any injuries.
“As part of the preparedness for the weeklong services celebrating the life and legacy of Prophet TB Joshua, The SCOAN has worked closely with relevant government agencies including the Lagos State Fire Services, whose members were on the ground at the time of the incident.
“We thank God for His continued protection. We assure the general public that there is no cause for alarm and the services celebrating the life and legacy of Prophet TB Joshua will continue as scheduled.”