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Peter Obi visits victims of Kano Mosque attack


The presidential candidate of the Labour Party in the 2023 general elections, Peter Obi, on Sunday visited victims of last week’s mosque attack in Kano.

On Monday, Obi shared this update on his personal X (formerly Twitter ) page.

The post reads, “Yesterday, Sunday the 19th, as a 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,

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“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 hospital’s management. 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.

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“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.”

At least 15 persons died and more than 20 others were injured when a suspected arsonist set fire to the mosque during an early morning prayer on last Tuesday.

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