The Supreme Head, Cherubim &Seraphim Unification Church of Nigeria, His Most Eminence, Dr, Prophet SolomonAdegboyega Alao, has described Abule Ado, Lagos state explosion, which killed over 23 people and saw many injured as a national tragedy.
He condoled with the families of those who lost their loved ones and prayed God to heal the victims receiving treatments in various hospitals in Lagos and urged the government to pay adequate compensation to those who lost their valuable properties to the explosion.
The clergyman, in a statement signed by the Chief Public Relations Officer of the church, Apostle Muyiwa Adeyemi, called on the Federal Government to conduct a forensic investigation to unravel the cause of the explosion.
He noted that the explosion was unprecedented in the southern part of the country, adding that the allegation that the Bethlehem High School that was badly affected was the main target could not be overlooked. Prophet Alao said the ruin that had become of the school and death of some workers and the Principal of the school, Rev.Sister Henrietta Alokha, should be seen as a national tragedy that must be thoroughly investigated.
He said, “We are not ruling out a pipeline explosion given the manner pipeline vandals have been operating with minimal checks. After all, there was a pipeline explosion in Abule Egba in January this year, but the blast in Abule Ado is more than that.
The devastation was too much and that girls missionary school looks like the target.”He also described the Principal of the school, Rev Sister Henrietta Alokha, as a heroine and a classic example of how clergymen/women should be ready to sacrifice their lives to safe others.
He noted that the Reverend Sister had every opportunity to escape death but she sacrificed her life to safe many young girls from being roasted to death.
The C & S leader called on the governments at all levels to work together to protect pipelines in their domain because if pipeline vandals were not checked, they would continue to put innocent lives at risk.
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