A call has gone to Kaduna State Government to probe the Zaria Central Mosque building collapse which claimed at least 10 innocent lives with several others seriously injured.
The Muslim Media Watch Group of Nigeria made this call today while reacting to the calamity that occurred in Zaria last Friday.
In a Press Statement released today by the National Coordinator of the Group Alh. Abdullahi Ibrahim, the Organization wondered how this could happen since the Ultra-Modern Mosque is not an old building or a makeshift structure – pointing-out that some negligence must have caused the unfortunate incident.
According to reports, not more than 48 hours when the Mosque located in front of Emir of Zaria’s Palace was reported to have been cracked that rehabilitation work commenced. How could you be rehabilitating the damaged part without cordoning-off the danger-zone to prevent people from occupying the place for prayers; the Group queried.
The Group also said that Civil and Structural Engineers doing the rehabilitation work need to prevent the incident that occurred by putting a barrier that could prevent innocent worshippers from occupying that, Area.
While sympathizing on behalf of the Group with His Royal Highness the Emir of Zaria Ambassador Ahmed Nuhu Bamali and the families of the bereaved, the Group admonished the Emir to allow the Kaduna State Government to probe the incident so as to forestall future occurrence.
The Group prayed for Allah’s forgiveness for the victims that passed-on as a result of the incident and early recovery for those injured in the unfortunate incident.