CAN condoles with Muslims over Zaria Mosque collapse


The Christian Association of Nigeria (CAN) has extended its condolences to the Muslim Ummah following the tragic loss of lives in the collapse of a section of the historic Zaria Central Mosque during Friday’s prayer session in Kaduna State.

The incident occurred at 4pm on Friday when Muslim worshipers were observing their Asr prayer and 10 persons have been confirmed dead.

According to a statement issued on Saturday by the CAN President, Archbishop Daniel Okoh, sympathised with the families who lost loved ones in the unfortunate incident and prayed for the quick recovery of the injured.

He added that in this moment of sorrow, the Christian body stand united as one people, acknowledging the importance of mutual respect, understanding, and peaceful coexistence among the various religious communities in Nigeria. Tragedies such as this remind us of our shared humanity and the need for solidarity during times of crisis.

He urged the government and all relevant stakeholders to ensure a thorough investigation into the causes of this incident, with the aim of preventing such accidents in the future and ensuring the safety of worshippers in all places of worship across the country.

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