Zaria Mosque Collapse: Gov Sani expresses shock, orders investigation

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By Amos Tauna

Governor Uba Sani of Kaduna State has expressed shock over the news of the collapse of the iconic Zaria Central Mosque.

DAILY POST learned that lives were lost and many others sustained injuries when a Mosque collapsed during an evening prayer session on Friday, in Zaria.

Expressing his condolences to the families of the victims, Governor Sani prayed for God’s divine healing and recovery of all those injured in the unfortunate incident.

He thanked Ambassador Ahmed Nuhu Bamalli, the Emir of Zazzau for the fatherly role he played in rallying his subjects to carry out rescue operations, offer assistance to the injured and console the families of the victims.

A statement signed by the Chief Press Secretary to the Governor, Muhammad Lawal Shehu said, “An advance team of senior government officials led by Balarabe Abbas Lawal, the Secretary to the State Government is already in Zaria to assess the situation on ground and attend the Islamic funeral rites of the deceased.”

According to the statement, the state government also ordered an immediate investigation into the cause of the unfortunate incident.

The Zaria Central Mosque, reportedly constructed in the 1830s, has for decades opened its doors to Muslim faithful from all parts of the world.

Governor Sani urged citizens of the state to offer prayers for the repose of the souls of the departed in the incident.

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