Reports had it that there was sad news on Saturday in the capital city of Rivers State, Port Harcourt as over thirty persons scrambling for free food and gifts reportedly died in a stampede. According to BBC News, the church identified as The Kings Assemblies, had welcomed the general public for her 4th edition of free gifts and food item distribution in the State. Unfortunately, a crowd of persons stormed the church gate and pushed it causing scrambling that led to the stampede.
However, the Founder and General Overseer of the Omega Power Ministry (OPM), Pastor Chibuzor Gift Chinyere took to his Twitter handle to react to this sad news that happened in a state where his church is also located. He sympathized with the families of the victims as he prayed for the church.
According to Pastor Chibuzor Gift Chinyere: “I want to use this medium to sympathize with the families of the victims of Kings Assemblies stampede which occurred today. Watching that video broke my heart. May God give you the courage to overcome this hard time”. Some online users also reacted to the pastor’s message.