Rescue workers are battling to evacuate victims in a church building which collapsed in Uyo on Saturday while service was in session.
Some senior government officials are suspected to be among the victims.
Akwa Ibom Governor Udom Emmanuel was reported to be a guest at the Reigners Bible Church for the consecration service of the Founder of the church, Apostle Akan.
The Governor and the Founder were said to have escaped unhurt as the building collapsed. NAN reports say the building was still under construction. Witness say the building collapsed about 30 minutes after the arrival of the governor.
The casualty figure has yet to be known but some are feared to be injured are taken to the hospital for proper medical attention.
A combined team of rescue workers comprised of the Nigerian Medical Association police, Fire Service, army, Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corps, and the Federal Road Safety Corps.