The Synagogue Church of All Nations said it was yet to determine the cause of Wednesday’s fire outbreak at its old site in Agodo, Egbe, two kilometres from SCOAN headquarters cathedral.
It said the fire had since been put out and assured the public that a review was ongoing, adding that there was no need for panic or “unnecessary speculations.
There had been media reports that the fire affected the shelter covering the tomb of the late SCOAN founder, Prophet Temitope (T.B.) Joshua.
But, in a statement, SCOAN said the fire affected a general purpose store while there were no injuries or lives lost.
The statement was titled ‘FIRE OUTBREAK AT SYNAGOGUE CHURCH OF ALL NATIONS (SCOAN) OLD SITE: WE ARE ON TOP OF THE SITUATION’.
It reads: “On the evening Wednesday, April 27, 2022, a fire outbreak occurred at the old site of the SCOAN, located at Agodo, Egbe; about two kilometres from SCOAN headquarters cathedral.
“The fire outbreak was from a general purpose store at the old site and has been successfully put out through the efforts of the ministry’s emergency response team, with no injuries whatsoever and no lives lost.
“Currently, the cause of the fire is unknown. To this end, we wish to assure our esteemed members, partners and friends of the ministry that we are on top of the situation. There is no need for panic and unnecessary speculations.
“As sons and daughters of love, we shall continually uphold the assurances of our Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ, who has conquered the world for our sakes.”
It urged the public to “Please, disregard any alarmist news aimed at creating panic amongst the church members in particular and the general public.
“We are no longer slaves to fear. We are children of God. Emmanuel!”