UYO—Civil Liberties Organization and Human Rights Community in Akwa Ibom State have called for the payment of adequate compensation to the families of victims of collapsed Reigners’ Bible Church tragedy in Uyo last year.
The call was part of memoranda jointly signed by the Civil Liberties Organisation, CLO, Akwa Ibom State branch and the state’s Human Rights Community, HRC, and submitted to the commission of inquiry investigating the incident.
Mr Clifford Thomas, the State Chairman of CLO and Mr Gabriel Udoh, representing the Human Rights Community, signed for the groups.
They claimed they were interested in the case to unravel the inadequacies leading to the collapse of the church as it affected human lives and the rights of all the victims either directly or indirectly.
According to them, “These include the estate of persons who lost their lives in the incident, survivors who suatained various degrees of injuries, trauma and effect of the collapsed building on dependants of the victims,” noting that the collapsed building killed scores of worshipers on the fateful Saturday, whose figures had not been fully ascertained.