CAN To FG: Probe Collapse Of Zaria Central Mosque


Both the Federal and Kaduna State Governments were on Saturday asked to investigate the cause of the collapse of a section of the Zaria Central Mosque.

Daniel Okoh, Christian Association of Nigeria (CAN) president, made the call on Saturday in a condolence message to the Zaria Muslim community.

In a statement issued in Abuja, Okoh said that the investigation would help prevent a repeat of the accident, urging the government to ensure safety in all places of worship across the country.

Okoh expressed sympathy with the Muslim community and the state government on the loss of lives as a result of the collapse and prayed for comfort for the bereaved families.

Said he: “We also extend our thoughts and prayers to the 25 individuals who sustained injuries and pray for their quick and complete recovery”.

At least four persons were killed and several others injured when a section of the worship centre caved in on Friday evening.

Shehu Nagari, a survivor, Said the collapsed section of the mosque, which was built with mud, had existed for over 150 years.

Ahmed Bamalli, Emir of Zazzau, said the walls of the mosque had cracked and there were plans to repair them before the incident, just as he directed that prayers be held outside the mosque until the repairs were done.

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