At least four worshippers were killed while seven others sustained injuries when the Zaria Central Mosque in Kaduna state collapsed on Friday, August 11.
Confirming the incident, the Emir of Zazzau, Mallam Ahmed Nuhu Bamalli, said the victims were observing the Asr prayer around 4 pm when the incident occurred, Daily Trust reported.
He said: “We had earlier observed a crack on the wall of the mosque yesterday, and was planning to deploy team of civil engineers to effect repairs, when this unfortunate incident happened.”
While condoling the deceased’s family, the Emir directed that people pray outside the mosque pending the repairs. The Emir directed that the funeral prayer of all the corpses will be observed today at 8.30 pm at the Emir’s palace.