Buratai Foundation expresses sadness over collapse of Zaria Central Mosque
The TY Buratai Humanity Foundation has expressed sadness over the collapse of the 150-year-old Zaria Central Mosque in the ancient city of Zaria in Kaduna State which claimed 12 lives between Friday and Saturday.
It was gathered that several others sustained injuries during the incident which happened about 4 pm on Friday while worshippers were praying.
The Foundation in a condolence visit led by its Chairman, Ibrahim Dahiru Danfulani, who is also the Sadaukin Garkuwan Keffi, while sympathising with the victims’ families, at the Emir’s Palace in Zaria on Sunday, described the incident as tragic.
The chairman also commended the Zazzau Emirate Council’s resilience and unity in the face of such adversity, noting that “It is through the collective efforts of individuals and organizations like ours that we can rebuild and heal together.”
He said, “On behalf of the TY Buratai Humanity Care Foundation, I write to express our deepest condolences and heartfelt sympathies to you and the entire Zazzau Emirate over the tragic incident of the mosque building collapse during the Asr prayer. We were deeply saddened to learn about the loss of lives and the injuries sustained by several individuals.
“The TY Buratai Humanity Care Foundation was established to honour the exemplary humanitarian efforts of the former Chief of Army Staff, His Excellency Amb (Lt Gen Rtd) Tukur Yusufu Buratai CFR, Betaran Biu, Garkuwan Keffi.
“Our foundation’s mission is to assist the underprivileged, orphans, and widows, while also recognizing community contributions that positively impact people’s lives.
“We understand that this unfortunate incident has caused immense grief and distress within the Zazzau Emirate. Our foundation would like to extend our visit to families of the deceased for condolence and also visit the injured in the hospital.
“Furthermore, we would like to express our admiration for the resilience and unity of the Zazzau Emirate community in the face of such adversity. It is through the collective efforts of individuals and organizations like ours that we can rebuild and heal together.”
“Once again, please accept our deepest condolences and know that our thoughts and prayers are with the families of the deceased and the injured. We will remain in close contact with your Emirate to discuss the most effective ways in which we can extend our future projects,” he added.
The foundation also commiserated with the Zazzau Emirate over last night’s attack by unknown gunmen that claimed 2 lives
After the Emir’s palace, the foundation visited deceased individual residents and later visited the injured in various hospitals.