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Zaria Mosque Collapse: CAN urges thorough investigation

The Christian Association of Nigeria (CAN) has called on the federal and Kaduna State governments to carry out a thorough investigation into the cause of the collapse of a section of the historic Zaria Central Mosque.

The CAN President, Archbishop Daniel Okoh, made the call  in a condolence message to the Zaria Muslim community.

In the statement he issued in Abuja, Okoh said that the investigation would help in preventing such an incident in the future.

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He urged governments to ensure safety  in all places of worship across the country.

Okoh expressed sympathy with the Muslim community and Kaduna State Government on the  loss of lives following the collapse.

According to him, the CAN received with shock,  news of  demise of some worshipers due to the incident.


He prayed God to comfort the bereaved families.

”We also extend our thoughts and prayers to the 25 individuals who sustained injuries and pray for their quick and complete recovery,” Okoh said.

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The CAN president commended the swift response of emergency management agencies to the incident.

He called on religious leaders  to deepen interfaith dialogue and understanding.

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“We can build a society where all individuals, regardless of their religious affiliations, can practice their faith freely and peacefully.

The News Agency of Nigeria  (NAN) reports that at least eight persons lost their lives and 25 others got injured on Friday when a section of the 150-year-old mosque collapsed during a prayer session.  (NAN)

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