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Condolences to the Muslim Ummah in Zaria from Christian Association of Nigeria

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Condolences to the Muslim Ummah in Zaria from Christian Association of Nigeria
The Christian Association of Nigeria (CAN) has expressed its condolences to the Muslim Ummah in Zaria following the tragic collapse of a section of the historic Zaria Central Mosque. CAN acknowledges the religious and historical significance of the mosque and stands united in grief with the Muslim community. The association calls for mutual respect, understanding, and peaceful coexistence among religious communities in Nigeria.

Lagos - The Christian Association of Nigeria (CAN) has extended its heartfelt condolences to the Muslim Ummah in Zaria and the entire nation following the tragic collapse of a section of the historic Zaria Central Mosque during Friday's prayer session.

In a statement signed by its president, Archbishop Daniel Okoh, CAN expressed shock and deep sadness over the untimely death of at least 10 worshippers in the devastating incident. The association also offered prayers and condolences to the families who lost their loved ones, as well as the 25 individuals who sustained injuries.

The Zaria Central Mosque holds great historical and religious significance, having served as an important place of worship for over 150 years. CAN acknowledges the profound emotional connection the Muslim community has with this sacred site and stands in solidarity with them during this time of grief and loss.

In the face of such heartbreaking events, it becomes crucial for all Nigerians, irrespective of their religious affiliations, to come together in mutual respect, understanding, and peaceful coexistence. This tragedy serves as a poignant reminder of our shared humanity and the need for unity during times of crisis.

CAN commends the swift response of the relevant authorities and emergency services in rescuing survivors and providing immediate medical attention. However, the association also calls for a thorough investigation into the causes of this incident to prevent such accidents from occurring in the future and to ensure the safety of worshippers in all places of worship across the country.

Furthermore, CAN urges religious leaders, both Christian and Muslim, to seize this unfortunate event as an opportunity to deepen interfaith dialogue by fostering greater understanding and empathy. By doing so, we can build a society where individuals, regardless of their religious beliefs, can freely and peacefully practice their faith.

May the souls of the departed rest in eternal peace, and may the injured recover swiftly. Let us stand united, supporting and comforting one another during this difficult time. May God grant us all the strength and peace we need to move forward.

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