The Lagos State Fire Service said a six-year-old girl was burnt to death in a church in the early hours of Saturday in Egbeda area of the state. The Director of the service, Mr. Rasak Fadipe, told the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) that the incident occurred at about 2:00am at Faith Revival Church.
Fadipe said the inferno affected the church boys’ quarters while a vigil was going on at the main auditorium. “We met the fire raging when we arrived. It was after the fire was put out that we discovered the little girl’s burnt body in one of the rooms.
“The church authority was yet to ascertain the cause of the fire. We finally put out the fire at about 5:00am,” he said.