Cameraman Died In Uyo Church Building Collapse (See Photo Of Him)

AKBC staff, Ubong Thompson, was covering the bishop ordination at Reigners Bible Church when the church building collapsed and killed many.
His heartbroken friends have all taken to Facebook to mourn him. Read what one of them shared below. According to her, it’s an agony to imagine Ubong seeing death descending and not able to run out of deaths path. Ubong would rather be more concerned about protecting the Camera from damage than run first for safety.


AN ODE TO UBONG THOMPSON: A CAMERAMAN EXTRAORDINARY.
Calm, resourceful, hardworking, never a word of complain, never a word of gossip, extremely focused on his job.
He died while on duty at the Reigners Bible Church.



It is like a personal loss to me. This was a Cameraman I worked with stress free. This was a cameraman I could trust his shots. This was a cameraman whose shot of the most mundane came alive with meaning or beauty on the screen.
You never had to talk much to Ubong. He understood what you wanted on camera with an instinctive calm confidence.



Ubong delighted in making people look their best. He delighted in giving meaning and dignity to events, people and places.
A Reporters asset. An asset to the Corporate image. An asset to the state.

A loss. A deep, deep loss. It’s an agony to imagine Ubong seeing death descending and not able to run out of deaths path. Ubong would rather be more concerned about protecting the Camera from damage than run first for safety.

Ubong would rather wait for others to leave first than scramble to the exit. Decent young man. Clean, neat, polite, respectful and dignified.

Could Ubong’s good nature have worked against him on that tragic day? Ubong, why didn’t you run? Why didn’t you dive? Why didn’t you….


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