By Aliyu Dangida
About four worshipers were killed while seven others sustained injuries when the Zaria Central Mosque in Kaduna state collapsed on Friday.
Speaking on the incident, the Emir of Zazzau, Mallam Ahmed Nuhu Bamalli, said the victims were observing the Asr prayer around 4pm when the incident occurred.
Malam Bamalli 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 family of the deceased, the Emir directed that people should pray outside the mosque pending the repairs.
Mallam Ahmed Bamalli directed that funeral prayer of all the corpses will be observed today at 8.30pm at the emir’s palace.