Mosque’s Collapse Claims 7 In Nigeria

Muhammed Abubakar, Reporting

NO fewer than seven persons have been retrieved dead from a collapsed mosque on Friday in Zaria Local Government Area of Kaduna State.

The incident occurred at about 4: p.m when Muslim worshipers were reportedly observing their evening prayer.

Witnesses said they were in the second Sujud Prayer when, suddenly, the affected portion of the mosque collapsed on worshippers sitting directly at the section.

They explained that the victims were covered by the debris from the mud (some parts of the wall were built with mud) which had been in existence for the past 150 years.

Meanwhile, the Emir of Zazzau, Ambassador Nuhu Bamali, has expressed shock over the incident and prayed for the repose of the souls of those that passed.

The Emir, in an audio interview granted in the Hausa language, said they had earlier observed a crack on the wall of the mosque on Thursday.

According to him, they were making arrangements for the repair before Friday’s incident.

He, however, directed all worshipers to pray outside the mosque, pending when the repair work is carried out.

Stonix News reports that the incident is the latest in building collapse across the country.

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