Former Labour Party presidential candidate Peter Obi visited the victims of the Kano mosque attack at Murtala Mohammed Hospital on Sunday. Obi’s visit aimed to show solidarity with the injured, offer support, and wish them a speedy recovery. He also expressed gratitude and encouragement to the hospital’s management.

The former governor of Anambra State extended his condolences to the Kano State Government, the Emir of Kano, Alhaji Aminu Ado Bayero, and the people of Kano. The tragic incident involved a 38-year-old man, Shafi’u Abubakar, who used a petrol bomb to set fire to a mosque in Laraba Abasawa, Gezawa Local Government Area, during early morning prayers. The Kano State Police Command confirmed on Friday that the death toll had risen to fifteen.

In a post on his X handle on Monday, Obi emphasized the importance of promoting peace, tolerance, and understanding in society. He wrote:

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“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, I visited Murtala Mohammed Hospital in Kano to sympathize with those injured and receiving treatment at the hospital.

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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.

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.

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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’s visit underscored the need for unity and peace in the face of such tragedies.