Zaria Mosque Collapse: Sani Mourns, Condoles With Victims’ Families

The Governor of Kaduna State, His Excellency Senator Uba Sani received with shock and sadness the news of the collapse of the iconic Zaria Central Mosque and loss of lives and injuries to some residents, who were observing their prayers in the early evening of Friday 11th August 2023 in Zaria.

The Governor expressed his condolences to the families of the victims and prayed for Allah’s divine healing and recovery of all those injured in the unfortunate incident.

The Governor thanked His Royal Highness, 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 to console the families of the victims. The Governor also commended the efforts of the first-responders, medical personnel and good citizens of Zaria in rescuing the survivors.

The Governor further disclosed that an advance team of senior government officials led by Alhaji Balarabe Abbas Lawal, the Secretary to the State Government, are already in Zaria to assess the situation on ground and attend
the Islamic funeral rites of the deceased. The State Government will also order an immediate investigation into the cause of the unfortunate incident.

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

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

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