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Peter Obi visits victims of Kano mosque explosion
 
By: Abara Blessing Oluchi
Mon, 20 May 2024   ||   Nigeria,
 

Mr Peter Obi, the former presidential candidate of the Labour Party, LP, on Sunday visited victims of the Kano mosque attack receiving treatment at the Murtala Mohammed hospital in the State.

Obi said the visit was to physically show solidarity with the wounded, offer support, and wish them a speedy recovery, as well as to thank and encourage the management of the hospital.

The former Anambra State governor also sent his condolences to the Government of Kano State, the Emir of Kano, Alhaji Aminu Ado Bayero, and the people of Kano over the incident.

A 38-year-old- man, Shafi’u Abubakar, used a petrol bomb to set a mosque at Laraba Abasawa in Gezawa Local Government Area of Kano State on fire during the early morning prayers.

The Kano State Police Command confirmed on Friday that the death toll from the mosque explosion had risen to fifteen.

However, Obi, in a post on his X handle on Monday, said the incident served as a stark reminder of the importance of promoting peace, tolerance, and understanding in the society.

“Yesterday, Sunday the 19th, as follow-up to my earlier condolence message regarding those who lost their lives in the horrific and devastating terror attack on May 16, 2024, in the Gezawa local government area of Kano State during the morning prayer session, I visited Murtala Mohammed Hospital in Kano to sympathize with those injured and receiving treatment at the hospital.

“The visit was to physically show solidarity with the wounded, offer support, and wish them a speedy recovery, as well as to thank and encourage the management of the hospital.

“And most importantly, it was to send a message to the victims that we stand together in condemnation of any senseless act of violence and killing in our country.

“Once again, I sincerely send my condolences to the Government of Kano State, the Emir of Kano, Alhaji Aminu Ado Bayero, and the people of Kano over this very sad incident. I extend my thoughts and prayers, especially to the families of the victims.

“This incident serves as a stark reminder of the importance of promoting peace, tolerance, and understanding in our society to create a safer and more harmonious community for all.

“For the deceased, may Almighty Allah forgive their sins and grant them eternal rest,” Obi stated.

 

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