- Governor Uba Sani has reacted to the devastating incident that occurred on Friday, August 11, in the northern city of Zaria, Kaduna state
- In a post shared on his social media page, Sani consoled with the families of those who lost their lives and those who were injured
- Meanwhile, as of Saturday, August 12, eight people have been reported dead and seven injured as the Central mosque collapsed in Zaria
In an emerging report, the sad incident that occurred in the city of Zaria, Kaduna state, has led to the death of eight persons.
8 dead, 7 injured As Zaria Central Mosque collapses on worshipers
Channels TV confirmed the development on Saturday morning, August 12, and disclosed that seven others were injured as a mosque collapsed in the Zaria Local Government Area of Kaduna State on Friday, August 11.
The report by Channels TV was accompanied by a video shared on Twitter on Saturday.
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Watch the video below as eight persons are reported dead;
Kaduna state Governor, Uba Sani react
Reacting to the development, Governor Uba Sani in a statement shared on his Facebook page and sighted by Legit.ng on Saturday morning, consoled with the family of those who died and those who were injured.
"I am deeply saddened by the tragic incident at the Zaria Central Mosque in Kaduna State. My heart goes out to the families of those who lost their lives and those who were injured as a result of the collapse of the Zaria Central Mosque.
"I also offer my heartfelt condolences to the Emir of Zazzau, His Royal Highness Amb. Ahmed Nuhu Bamalli, and the entire Muslim Community over these irreparable losses. May the Almighty Allah forgive the shortcomings of the departed and grant them Jannatul Firdaus.
"The Kaduna State Government will assist those affected by this heartbreaking incident. We shall also order an immediate investigation to unravel the cause of this unfortunate incident."
Seven-story building collapses in Banana Island, workers trapped
In another development, a seven-storey building collapsed on Wednesday, April 12, in the Banana Island area of Lagos state.
Reports indicate that the concreting was ongoing on one of the floors when the structure caved in on Wednesday evening, and Legit.ng understands that some workers are currently trapped under the rubble.
Meanwhile, Lagos state's National Emergency Management Agency (NEMA) confirmed the sad incident in a terse statement.
Tension as building collapses in Abuja, many feared trapped
Similarly, a shopping mall in the 4th Avenue area of Gwarimpa in the Federal Capital Territory (FCT) has collapsed.
Legit.ng gathered that the shopping mall collapsed in Abuja at about 2:41 pm on Thursday, February 2.
Officials have said that efforts are being put in place to ensure that those who are trapped in the rubble are rescued.