A 5-year-old girl and woman die in Lagos church stampede

A stampede at the Lagos church Comfort Life Mission International, on Ewenla Streets off Ikotun-Idimu Road, claimed the lives of two people.

On August 18, a prayer service led by Pastor Odekunle Epaphras Prayer Ministries, commonly known as Olorun Ojiji, was interrupted by the tragedy.

Every month on the third Thursday, a sizable number of people attend the worship session.

A witness claimed that the stampede began when people waiting for the second service rushed to enter the building after the first one ended without first allowing the first group of worshipers to leave.

On Friday, August 16, SP Benjamin Hundeyin, a spokesperson for the Lagos State Police Command, confirmed the incident to News Agency of Nigeria (NAN).

He said that incident occurred at about 11.00 a.m. on Thursday, at the church, located on 13/15, Ewenla Street, Pab Bus stop, Ikotun, Lagos.

“The police received a report that there was stamped during their congregational service at the church on Thursday. As a result of the stampede, five persons slumped and were rushed to Isolo General Hospital, for treatment,” the PPRO stated.


“A woman of about 45-years-old and a 5-year-old girl, whose identities and address are unknown, died

“The scene has been visited, corpses deposited at Mainland General Hospital mortuary, Yaba, for preservation, investigation in progress,” he added. 

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