Reports confirmed that four people died while five other sustained injuries as Zaria Central Mosque collapsed on Friday.
While confirming the incident, the Emir of Zazau, Mallam Ahmed Nuhu Bamalli, revealed that the casualties were performing the Asr prayer around 4 pm. when the collapse occurred.
According to him, “We had earlier observed a crack on the wall of the mosque yesterday and were planning to deploy a team of civil engineers to effect repairs when this unfortunate incident happened.”
The traditional ruler sympathed with the deceased’s families and asked the worshippers to observe their prayers outside the mosque pending the renovation of the mosque.
Every attempt at reaching the Police Public Relations Officer, DSP Mohammed Jalige, proved abortive as he did not pick up his phone or respond to a text message sent to him.