Four persons lost their lives on Friday evening when the Zaria Central Mosque in Kaduna State collapsed while they were observing prayers.
The incident, which occurred around 4 pm, left several other worshippers injured.
Confirming the incident, the Emir of Zazzau, Mallam Ahmed Nuhu Bamalli, said they had observed a crack on the wall of the mosque yesterday, and a plan was underway to deploy a team of civil engineers to effect repairs.
While sympathizing with the families of the victims, he noted that subsequent prayers will be held outside the mosque pending the repairs.
The Emir also directed that the funeral prayer of all the corpses will be observed today at 8.30 pm at the palace.
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