Owerri resident panicked on on Sunday night following a fire incident at Assumpta Cathedral Catholic Church located in the Imo State capital.
Eyewitnesses said the fire incident, which occurred around 11:30 pm, destroyed several things in the church.
Confirming the incident, Rev Fr. Raymond Nzereogu, Director of Communications said the fire incident started last night around 11:30.
He said the inferno was caused by an electrical fault from the technical unit of the church, close to the sacristy.
He further said, “If the Fire Service had not come, it would have been a disaster but we thank God for their quick response.”